Monthly Archives: December 2009

Transplanting an Idea

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, … Continue reading

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Meet a Garden Crusader

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 … Continue reading

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Tradition With a Twist

The poinsettia has gotten pretty flashy in recent years. Not only are the colors amazing, some are dusted with glitter. Slideshow: Poinsettias for 2009 Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Slideshow:Poinsettias for 2009 To see captions, click on the image. To share … Continue reading

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Gift Ideas for Gardeners

Challenged to find the perfect gift for the gardener or birdwatcher on your list? Can’t think of what to put in your own Dear Santa letter? Garden Kneeler Nitrile Gloves Tubtrugs Challenged to find the perfect gift for the gardener … Continue reading

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Garden Crusader Leads the Way

In the mid-1970s, the South Bronx was a symbol of urban decay. But José Soto had a new vision for his neighborhood. José Soto In the mid-1970s, the South Bronx was, literally, burning. There were 12,000 fires in one year … Continue reading

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Got Chickens? Great Gift Idea

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 … Continue reading

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