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The Gift of Trees

  It's no mystery that, as people, we're compelled by trees or that, as children, we're obliged to climb them. You could say it's part...

Upcycle — Gardening on a Budget

What is it about coming across something perfectly wonderful when you're least expecting it -- at the thrift store, a garage sale or sitting...

Community Squeeze: 1st Annual Community Cider Pressing

  Do you have an apple tree? If not, your neighbor may have an apple tree, or maybe there's one down the way near the community park?...

Sneak Peek at the Grow What You Love Book! Releasing March 2018

Many of you may know that I’ve been squirreled away this past year writing my first book! The title of the book is Grow What...

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Weeds

"Emily, come help me weed..."  The wave of complete suffering that went through my body was whole and dramatic.  The effort of holding myself...

Community Squeeze: 5 Key Takeaways From Gleaning & Food Making

  Fall comes and I'm reminded my garden is far bigger than the confines of the backyard. In fall, apple trees, figs, persimmons, and fall...

George Harrison — Gardener

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXX2W-jWvZI Love it.

Grow What You Love and Pass It On

  In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them. If I...

Grow What You Love Book Trailer

 The Grow What You Love book trailer is just a small taste of what's in store for readers and anyone looking for simple ways...

Plant a Tree With Dame Judi Dench

http://youtu.be/voLCGG-pC1Q The Woodland Trust is a British organization aiming to save and restore forest lands of the UK. Only 2% of Britain's ancient woodlands remain....

Gardening Gone Wild

It wasn’t long ago I was struck with one of my many wild ideas to start a non-profit supporting pollinator gardens. I was convinced...

Guerrilla Gardening Surprise

I have a new guerrilla gardening tactic. Walk around with a flat of seedlings wrapped up neatly in paper pots and see what happens....

Show Me Your #GrowWhatYouLove

  What do you love to grow? A recent visit to New York City reminded me that, while we may live far and wide, we all...

Garden Planning and the Five F’s

The art of crafting a garden is one of the most fulfilling and sometimes hair pulling endeavors to embark upon. Clean lines, starting small...

Garden Making with Handy Helen

  Helen, aka Handy Helen, is a woman on a mission with a garden growing from beginning, middle to end. Most recently she's up to...

Cider Making with City Fruit: What if every town had a community orchard?

  Is this a memo from the universe? I returned home from a fabulous research trip to Seattle when a friend sent this photo via...

Snap Shots from Community Garden Plot 31b

  The story behind these photos begins some two years ago or more. It starts around the time when I found myself stepping away from...

The Stuff in Between

Is the substance that is life simply the blur between the lines?  In fact, what happened to the lines and whatever was supposed to...

Framing Seasons

The crazy, inexplicable tug of fall is here.  I love it.  In fact, I'm in a quandary.  For all my love of spring and...
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In gardening, as in life, I say, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. Find the things that make you happy and grow them. Lots of them!

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