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

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Despite the weather-related challenges, our potatoes are growing. 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 st [...]

Warehouse Diva Recycles Pallets for Employee Garden

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She’s crazy, but it just might work! Bridget Kane’s employee garden 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 employ [...]

Company Farm: Gardening for Good

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Volunteers plant potatoes on May 15. We planted 67 pounds of seed potatoes; our harvest goal is 500 pounds or more. 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&# [...]

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 pho [...]

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 yet? The perfect solution came to me. Recently [...]

‘Goodness is in All of Us’

Canned goods destined for the local food shelf.
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 [...]

Good Taste, Good Works!

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This Bourbon Fruitcake is handmade in small batches in Vermont, filled with fruits and nuts and flavored with smooth bourbon. 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 did [...]

Get Up Early; Get Up and Ride!

Brian Youngberg
Brian rides a steel-frame Salsa Fargo road bike with 27 speeds, “which includes some nice low gears for hill climbing.” 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. Emp [...]
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