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Video: Organic Gardening Spring Kick Off – Recorded Version

Join hosts Holly and Joey Baird, along with myself and several other guests for this recorded version of a LIVE Google Hangout on Organic Gardening. Subscribe to the Wisconsin Vegetable Garden Podcast YouTube Channel or Circle their Google+ page. Read more on this topic: Live Today: Organic Gardening Spring Kick Off Google+ Hangout with Douglas and The Wisconsin Vegetable […]

2012 Gift Guide: Maple Sugaring Startup Kit from Tap My Trees

Maple Sugaring Startup Kit from Tap My Trees I understand that this might be a little specialized for most gardeners, I thought the idea was wonderful for anyone who might happen to have a stand of sugar maple on their properties. We all need a place to start and what might begin with 3 buckets […]

2012 Gift Guide: DollarSeed.com – One Stop Seed Shop

DollarSeed.com – One Stop Seed Shop DollarSeed.com owner, David Moffitt, is another regular on the weekly #gardenchat and knows quite a bit about seeds, starting, planting and harvesting. I love to highlight small, independent businesses where I find them, so I hope that you will  check out DollarSeed.com. All packs of seed are $1 ($5 for […]

2012 Gift Guide: Fields of Plenty: A farmer’s journey in search of real food and the people who grow it

Fields of Plenty: A farmer’s journey in search of real food and the people who grow it MIchael Ableman leaves his own farm in Canada in order to visit other organic farmers throughout the United States. He is on a search for “real food” among all the industrial agriculture that farming has become. The people […]

2012 Gift Guide: Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart

Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart How much thought do you give to those flowers you pass in the grocery store aisle? Do you know where your Valentine’s Day roses came from or how they got to you? For most of us, we don’t know, nor rather care, but thankfully author, Amy Stewart does. In Flower […]

Event and Photos: Altadena Community Garden and Farmers Market

We stopped by the Altadena Farmer’s Market today and ran across the adjacent Altadena Community Garden. We got a short tour of these amazing gardens and also found that this weekend they will be having their 38th annual Altadena Community Garden Picnic & Resource Fair. “June 30, 2012 marks the 38th annual Altadena Community Garden Picnic […]

Striking Photo of Lavender Fields and Farmhouse

I came across this photo on Pinterest.com and was struck by the amazing colors. Source: tumblr.com via Douglas on Pinterest     Read more on this topic: Photo: Sicily Chestnuts at a history-laden farmhouse and orchard WINNER: Troy-Bilt Gas Leaf Blower #Gardenchat Transcript from March 7, 2011 All About Douglas – Choosing what you want […]

I Like This – Wine Crate Gardening

This ended up being a very, very popular “pin” on Pinterest.com. You can find my “pins” on my personal Pinterest Page. The link will take you to the original source of the photos and ideas at the Fennel and Fern blog from the UK. This idea has made me start looking at every cool container […]

Photo: Sicily Chestnuts at a history-laden farmhouse and orchard

Yesterday we spent most of the day on the south slope of Mount Etna (Mongibello in Italian and Muncibeddu in Sicilian) at the 100+ year old farmhouse of a family member. It isn’t inhabited full time anymore, but remains a vacation house for a variety of family members that own part of the property. Over the last […]

Video: Bob Jones, Sr talks about seed germination testing at Chef’s Garden, Inc. #saturday6

While the Saturday6 was touring Chef’s Garden, Inc., Bob Jones, Sr. met us in the lab. This high-tech space is fit into a retired shipping container, but has some very high-tech stuff inside. One topic he spoke on was the germination testing they do on their seeds. Chef’s Garden is a business, after all, and […]