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Company Farm Update: Can’t Stop the Rain; Can’t Stop the Potatoes

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After the first five weeks of our pilot year of Company Farm, I’ve learned that farming is not for the fainthearted. Nor is it for people who tend to worry. When you start a farm (or a backyard garden), you surrender certain controls and take what nature dishes out. We started Company Farm with the […]

Warehouse Diva Recycles Pallets for Employee Garden

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She’s crazy, but it just might work! Because we are “a company of gardeners,” many of us have employee gardens right outside the office. Here’s the story of one of those gardens: I have always loved to use found objects for gardening, so incorporating recycled pallets into my employee garden plot seemed normal to me. […]

Company Farm: Gardening for Good

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At our Burlington campus, we’re trying something new this year: growing potatoes. Lots of potatoes. If all goes well, we will harvest more than 500 pounds of potatoes this fall and donate them to the local food shelf. We’re calling the project Company Farm because the farmers are employee-owners who work in the Burlington office. […]

Meet Jennifer, Our Creative Gardener

Jennifer Prince

Say hello to Jennifer, our new Creative Gardener. She’s managing our gardens here in Burlington, VT, where we set up photo shoots for our catalog and find inspiration for blog posts and newsletter articles. Jennifer will be sharing her gardening journey with readers throughout the summer. Stay tuned for her regular posts and garden photos. […]

Random Acts of Gardening — in the Woods

After: A splash of color on those sap buckets

Last week, I found myself looking out the window and watching it snow in mid-April. I began to think about these bumper stickers we have that say “Practice Random Acts of Gardening.” I was trying to think, what would be a random act of gardening — even if I could not be in the garden […]

‘Goodness is in All of Us’

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 time of year, we raise money […]

Good Taste, Good Works!

slice of bourbon fruitcake

Here at Gardener’s Supply, we enjoy giving back to our Vermont community by doing business with local merchants. When searching for a traditional, handmade fruitcake to feature in our Holiday 2012 catalog, we didn’t have to look far for the perfect partner: Bien Fait Cakes, an artisanal bakery in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Bien Fait’s delicious, […]

Get Up Early; Get Up and Ride!

Brian Youngberg

It’s a resolution many people make, but few follow through: “I should commute by bicycle more often.” To get people motivated, it seems a challenge is required — the National Bike Challenge. Employees at Gardener’s Supply took part in this year’s event, a free program with the goal of getting 50,000 people to bike 10 […]

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