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...

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...

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...

Cosmic Launch

We're making the plunge.  Moving "off the hill" to the San Francisco Bay Area.  Most folks in the Lake Tahoe area wonder why we...

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....

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...

Nutwalk at Sissinghurst

It was this stand of Kentish cobnuts (a type of hazelnut) and an old, determined rose found buried under brambles in the orchard at...

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...

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...

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...

Think Like a Native

It takes a certain amount of street smarts to think like a native.  Confidence, adaptability and the right flavorful pizazz help too.  But what...

Fetid Surprise

The leaves of Fetid Adder's Tongue, Scoliopus bigelovii, pop out like a beacon below the shaded cover of redwood forest canopy.  Just last week,...

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...

Farmstand Facelift

Farmstands in Southern Ontario range from eye catching abundance to others that are simply sunflower bunches waiting at the end of a driveway, a...

Swanton Berry Farm Store – The Fresh Side Up

  It doesn't look like much from the outside but when you walk into the Swanton Berry Farm store it's a wonderful shock to the...

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,...

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...

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...
I’ve learned there’s something wonderfully powerful in the simple act of growing. Here, in our gardens, we can repair ourselves and our plots of earth with our own two hands. GROW WHAT YOU LOVE and GROW NOW!

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