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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 […]

Organic: It’s Not Just About the Nutrition


You’ve heard about the studies that show organic food might not be that much more nutritious than conventional foods. But, I wonder if that’s the reason people buy organic. If you didn’t hear about it, the conclusion, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, states: Conclusion: The published literature lacks strong evidence that organic foods are […]

Hey gardeners: be sure to thank the pollinators

bee covered in pollen

It’s National Pollinator Week, a time to celebrate the hardworking bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and other insects and animals that promote healthy ecosystems. Protecting pollinators isn’t just good for the planet; it’s good for you, too — because about one out of every three bites of food you eat is there because of pollinators. […]

Eat More; Grow More

Bo Muller-Moore, top, from, and the cows from Chick-fil-A.

Did you hear the story about the guy who designed a T-shirt that says Eat More Kale? The slogan “went viral before people knew what viral was,” says Bo Muller-Moore, designer of the T-shirt. That was back in 2000. Now the shirts and stickers are widespread. No doubt, kale-lovers must have been pretty excited to […]

A Force of Nature


At Gardener’s Supply, we are encouraged to get out into the community and do some good. In support of that vision, the company matches employees’ charitable donations, and offers one paid day a year of volunteer time. Employees lend a hand in many ways: We donate blood, we collect food for the food shelf, we […]

Green Thumb Challenge

Green Thumb Challenge

In partnership with the Green Education Foundation, we are proud to announce the 2011 winner of the Green Thumb Challenge: Growing Green, a program at Andrew Cooke Magnet School, in Waukegan, IL. Learn about the rehabilitation of the greenhouse at Andrew Cooke Magnet School. In partnership with the Green Education Foundation, we are proud to […]

After Irene

After Irene

In the wake of Hurricane Irene, the first reaction — for many people — was stunned silence. It’s hard to take in the fearsome power of nature and the shocking devastation. It’s easy to feel helpless and small. But eventually, you snap out of it and ask: “How can I help?” The team from Gardener’s […]

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