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Inside Ricky’s Flower Market

Don’t you love life’s unexpected moments? The ones that are eye opening and leave you feeling as if you happened upon a treasure? This...

Small Good Things: Toyon & Mistletoe

It was a perfect December day for a walk. The sun was out, the day in front of us, and we were ready for...

Small Good Things: Hazelnuts & Huckleberries

  Don’t you love those moments when you’re in search of one thing and find something all together different, but equally as wonderful? That’s what...

Flower Power: Carrizo Plain Super Bloom

  Can you say flower power? We happened upon the Carrizo Plain not by chance. In fact, more than one person insisted we make the trip....

5 Learnings From the Good Shepherd P-Patch

  It was around this time last year that I hopped on a plane to Seattle and had the fortune to visit the Good Shepherd...

Grow What You Love: Lake Erie Summer Garden

  There's an endearing little community on the shores of Lake Erie, hidden by miles of farm fields and far from the beaten track of...

Grow What You Love: The High Line, NYC

  A couple short weeks ago I paid a visit to New York City, which also meant an afternoon of wandering the High Line. If...

5 Spring Foraging Forays

  Plants have it figured out. They know when spring is here, when soil temperatures are just right for germinating seeds and when it's time...

Grow What You Love: Napa Valley Olive Harvest

  When my friend Julie first invited us to her home away from home for olive picking I was immediately inspired with visions of bucket...

A Local Nursery: Shelburne Vermont

  Just last week, I was driving down a country lane in Shelburne, Vermont when I found this little nursery -- tucked away from the...

Pacific Northwest Flower Revivial

  It was a grey, rainy weekend in October when I stumbled upon this West Seattle farmer's market. It was honestly mind boggling to think of...

Taking Notes in Wild Places

  In a little traveled fringe of California, in the northern most corner where sitka spruce are nearly equal to redwoods, a tsunami warning sign...

Farm Stand at the Old Brick Store

  If you find yourself in Vermont, not far outside Burlington, you might be lucky enough to stumble upon this little farm stand. Situated on...

Forest Man | One Tree at a Time

This is a film worth watching and a life worth following. Forest Man tells the story of Jadav Payeng and the 1,360 acre forest...

3 Trails You Won’t Want to Miss

  The Marin Headlands and Mt. Tamalpais watershed are an unbelievable treasure of wildness, trails and eye-popping vistas. It's crazy to think that millions of...

Nature: Our First Language

  I may have found a solution to happy parenting any maybe even some of the world's problems. Let kids climb trees and eat unwashed,...

10 Benefits of Trees & More

    I love the idea that trees and the value of trees can be quantified through scientific study. That trees are not only a carbon...

Green Gulch Flower Gardens

It's easy to get busy. Between work, chores, groceries, children or simply opening mail there is often not much time left over. Especially when...

Five Reasons to go to a you-pick Blueberry Farm

  The next best thing to growing your own blueberries is a you-pick blueberry farm. Here are five reasons to give it a try: 1. Try...

The Reliably Unexpected Moments of Gardening

  Gardening is part planning, part serendipitous and 100% rewarding - in a pick yourself up by your boot straps sort of way. I love...
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