Category Archives: Garden

Who Needs a School Garden?

It’s not a rhetorical question. Last fall would actually have been the time to commit to and begin planning for a school garden, if you’re the parent of a school-aged child.  Nonetheless, it’s never too late to take the first step, … Continue reading

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Somewhere, Someone Grew Heirloom Tomatoes

It wasn’t me. It was my son, KC, and the fruits of his garden were impressive.  I talked to growers at market all summer who rolled their eyes or diverted their gazes when asked the question: “How are you doing … Continue reading

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I’m Playing the Hand I’ve been Dealt

Gardening reminds me that partnership with the earth and the management of its resources are always weighted in favor of nature.  This gardening season is a good example of how the cards nature plays are known to no one but … Continue reading

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Community Gardening, 101

Community gardening. Although I’ve gardened at home for many years, this is my first year to garden with others in the community.  I’ve decided to have two plots, 25×25 each, in the Mariemont community garden.  The garden is located on … Continue reading

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Art and Food as Inspiration

Inspiration.  Occasionally, I have to look for it in the course of day, although it’s always present.  Other days, it finds me.  So it is this weekend. The inspirational foundation for the day was water lilies.  Monet’s Water Lilies.  And … Continue reading

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Organic Gardening for Novices

What if an expert gardener did the metaphorical ‘heavy lifting’ so that creating an organic garden became easy… so easy, that you’d challenge yourself to take up The Essential Garden mantra to eat, really, really well? David Koester, Agent for Horticulture at … Continue reading

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