Pat Bates, with one more load for the food shelf.
After almost 26 years at Gardener’s Supply, Pat Bates will be remembered for many things. To some people, she was the one who always raised her hand with a question at the annual meeting. Others will remember her as a champion for employee-ownership. To me, she is the one who reminded us [...]
Backyard chickens are back! Longtime expert Pat Foreman shows urban dwellers how to raise chickens in her new book, City Chicks.
Pat Foreman, author of City Chicks
The cover of Pat’s new book, City Chicks
I first met Pat Foreman about 20 years ago, when she and her partner, Andy Lee, were living in Vermont. Will R [...]
I grow my own fruits and vegetables for all sorts of reasons. Growing food is fun, rewarding, saves money, and adds amazing taste and beauty into my life. And, for health concerns, I know exactly where my food came from and what went into producing it.
So how come I can’t have the right to know what’s in the food I buy in the [...]
A great way for a company to share with the community: Collect fresh, wholesome, locally grown vegetables for the local food shelf.
Mark, a Gardener’s Supply employee, holds freshly picked vegetables from his community garden plot that he delivers each week to the local food shelf.
When Pat arrives at the community food shelf [...]
Every year toward the end of May, there comes a day when I can sit back and admire the gardens I care for — whether my own, or my gardening clients — and give myself a little pat on the back. I feel immensely satisfied looking at the cleanly edged beds, newly mulched with leaf mold.
The Jardin Birdcage Supports, shown here are among my [...]
A carload of canned goods, destined for the local food shelf.
As we approach Thanksgiving 2012 in Vermont, we are especially thankful to have been spared the fury of Superstorm Sandy. Our thoughts are with those who were not. The storm has produced so much suffering that it’s hard to know how you can help.
Like many companies at this ti [...]
Diatomaceous Earth, featured in a 1984 Gardener’s Supply catalog
Back in 1984, when we first started selling 4-pound bags of Diatomaceous Earth, people often asked, “What exactly is it?” Well, 20 years later, people are still asking.
Diatomaceous Earth, also known as DE, is made from the mineral remains of [...]
A recycling trailer at the Missouri Botanical Garden, part of a pot- recycling program that uses collection trailers that can be pulled behind a pickup truck. Photo: Steve Cline
About a dozen garden shops in the St. Louis area participate in the program as satellite recycling centers, where customers can sort and drop off their plastic pots. [...]