Creating a Life of Plenty

May 12, 2016
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Gardening in Colonial Williamsburg

Recently I was privileged to attend the 70th annual Colonial Williamsburg Garden Symposium sponsored in part by the American Horticultural Society. The theme was Trailblazers and Trendsetters. Our keynote speaker was Joe Lamp’l from the PBS Series “Growing A Greener … Continue reading

May 17, 2015
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Gardening Away From Home

  Recently, my partner and I expanded our garden outside the confines of our little urban plot. We applied for and were approved for a small patch in the Franklin County Community Garden program. Our 12’X12’ plot is part of … Continue reading

July 7, 2014
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A Master Class in Gardening: Part 2, Building the Soil Organically

The principles of sustainability have been forgotten over the decades since the industrial revolution and particularly since the advent of modern industrial farming.  The simple concepts seem so foreign and new age to us today because we have lost touch … Continue reading

March 5, 2014
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Avoiding the “Hungry Times” in style and in small space!

In historic agrarian cultures, the late winter and early spring were known as “The Hungry Times”.  Winter stores of meat have been nearly exhausted or have gone bad due to poor preservation techniques and new crops of spring vegetables were … Continue reading