Author Archives: Ann Lovejoy

Generating Generations

It’s so sweet to have a baby in the garden Making Tomorrow’s Gardeners And Learning From Yesterday’s Last week I facilitated a fascinating conversation on becoming elders. My community may be especially rich in wise elders but I suspect that … Continue reading

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New Life For Old Potting Soil

Refreshing weary soil (or medium) benefits plants indoors and out Waking Up Worn Out Soil As autumn arrives, many of us clear out planters and containers, tossing dead or aging plants on the compost heap or into the green waste … Continue reading

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Capturing The Essence of Tomatoes

Slow or fast, red or green, roasting captures those essential flavors Saving Summer To Savor In Winter After such a long summery stretch of dry heat, it’s startling how quickly autumn arrives. Though the days are still warm, the nights … Continue reading

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The Little Known Positive Side Of Smoke

Smoke & dust bring some surprising benefits Smoke, Ash, Dust & Plant Health This weekend, my band played maritime music at the venerable Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington. We were hoping that the breezy seaside location would mean … Continue reading

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