Random Acts of Flowers: Learnings From the SF Flower Show

  There are 3 things that jump out at me when reading the line-up for the coming San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. Make & Take Stations. Mini DIY workshops spread throughout the show will demonstrate...

A Year for Love & Book Making

  It's been 7 years since I began writing and capturing images for Pass The Pistil. When I started, I wasn't sure where it would lead, I just knew I had to start. Through the...

Grow What You Love with BigTruck

  When I went searching for an apparel company to match my own work and message, I immediately looked to bigtruck. They’re a self-described “fun first” brand with a passion for the outdoors. Community, a...

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 flowers reveal what they’ve been working on all summer and...

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? I'm sure you can spot one, especially in late summer...

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 have something we love to grow. And, in many ways,...

2016 Inspiration + Garden Design Magazine Subscription Discount

  I'm hooked. In fact, ever since I picked up my first copy of Garden Design Magazine in 2010 I was hooked. It was bold and beautiful with plenty of room to dream. I had recently...

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 of our DNA. A quick look through history and across...

Gifts for Gardeners

Whether homemade, reclaimed or store bought gift giving is personal and is, at its core, a wish for someone’s happiness — no matter the season. And, while it’s supposed to be fun, it can...

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 the Hunger Site (above) which I promptly shared on FaceBook. The...
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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