Monthly Archives: August 2014

Adorable Gherkins

Making The Most of Mexican Sour Gherkins This year, all kinds of edibles enjoyed the extra warmth, rewarding us with bumper crops. Perhaps the most fun are the tiny, super cute little melons called Mexican sour gherkins. For most of … Continue reading

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Landscaping With Low-Allergy Plants

Plants For An Accessible Playground I’ve recently become involved with a beautiful community project that will culminate in Owen’s Playground, an interactive site that will be accessible to everyone. The inspiration comes from an Islander called Stacy Marshall, co-founder of … Continue reading

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Not Killing Birds, Bees, Butterflies and Fish

No NeoNics In Plants, Gardens, Food… Bees have deservedly been getting a lot of news coverage lately, especially in terms of their susceptibility to the gigantic class of synthetic tobacco-type poisons. Neonicotinoids or neonics have been clearly implicated in honeybee … Continue reading

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Vegan Garden Entrees

Reveling In Sumptuous Summer Bounty Small as it is, my little back-deck garden spills over with delicious treats in midsummer. Every day I pick tiny alpine strawberries and plump blueberries for my breakfast, and nearly every meal features fresh greens … Continue reading

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