Creating a Life of Plenty

November 19, 2017
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Gardening at Verdigris: Poly Tunnel Style Greenhouse

The first year of building our market garden “Verdigris” has been dedicated to infrastructure.  We built a propagation and seedling greenhouse, but we wanted another greenhouse built over garden beds to help us garden year-round and to use in the … Continue reading

May 3, 2017
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The Home Kitchen Garden

With all the work that we are putting in at Verdigris, it is easy to get distracted and not plan for our own kitchen garden season.  Luckily I started many plants before work began this spring.  Most of the garden … Continue reading

April 18, 2017
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The Evolution of a Market Garden: Rain Catchment, Phase 1 at Verdigris

Given our organic principals, we naturally chose to collect rainwater at the new market garden.  This will help us ecologically as well as economically during the first year of the garden and beyond.  When we bought the property we understood … Continue reading

April 18, 2017
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The Evolution of a Market Garden; planting fruit & nut trees at Verdigris

The first step, for us, in creating a market garden is to plant fruit.  We feel that adding varied fruit to our garden will differentiate us from other growers in our area.  We also wanted to offer varieties of fruit … 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