Dahlias grown by Dan Pearson of Dan’s Dahlias in Oakville, WA. Here, they await pick-up from the buyer at the Seattle Wholesale Grower’s Market. Photo: David E. Perry
San Francisco’s Baylor Chapman created this boutonniere with foliage from fuzzy lamb’s ear, forget-me-not blooms and the fruit and leaves of an alpin [...]
Let the scents of summer take you back to the garden.
The rose harvest in a warehouse in Turkey.
This time of year is always difficult for gardeners. The days grow short, the garden is covered with snow and winter settles in. It’s too early to start seeds—the catalogs have only just begun arriving. What’s more, it seems l [...]
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 [...]
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
When I read those words last year, written by Michael Pollan, all of my questions about what to eat were answered. Simple, clear and direct.
As we struggle to eat rightwhether it’s for personal health or global sustainabilitywe are presented with many labels: low-fat, orga [...]
Take a slideshow tour through the garden of Vicki Nowicki, one of the 2009 Garden Crusaders. Her garden is in Downer’s Grove, IL
Vicki (right) and I in her garden.
This past August, I had the great pleasure of spending a whole day with one of this year’s Garden Crusader award winners: Vicki Nowicki. It was exciting to v [...]
Can a concept grown in Vermont take root in Costa Rica? Our founder, Will Raap, has found that the answer is yes, with some modifications.
To produce crops at Finca Lagunita in Costa Rica, farmers have to employ special techniques, such as iguana fencing.
Over the years, Gardener’s Supply has successfully incubated and supported [...]
Rechargeable batteries are better for the planet — and less expensive in the long run.
Americans throw away 3 billion batteries a year.
My parents and grandparents lived by the adage, “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” Our generation’s version lacks the frugal connotation, but we reduce, reuse and recycle in their fo [...]
What does a decades-closed landfill have in common with local foods and fresh fish, algae and biodiesel? They’re all closely linked together in a new energy-creation and economic cycle: one that offsets harmful greenhouse gases while bettering the environment and benefiting the community.
What does a decades-closed landfill have in [...]