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January 10th, 2011

Out on the Web: the Layered Approach

The Layered Approach

Our no-dig Organic Gardening slide show is live on The Huffington Post.

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January 6th, 2011

Grouchy Photo Person Escapes to Farm

Yesterday I got a little (okay, A LOT) grouchy from sitting at my computer and at my desk—just ask Gavin and Nancy.  This morning on the way to work I made a side trip to the Rodale farm for some fresh air. The same old cold chilly January greeted me when I got out of the car, but I grudgingly admit the frost looked very pretty on the lawn.

The dirt/potting mix/growing/life/soil smell inside the greenhouse brought me, well, back to earth. I took off my wool coat and scarf and wandered a slow loop. Ah, moist air and sunlight!

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This place will be jam packed in a couple of months, but right now the flats are full of lettuce, microgreens, chard, and coleus cuttings–a mix of purple and green.

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This mini field trip got me thinking about other winter escapes I could make—the Fernery at Morris Arboretum, a trip to Longwood Gardens—but this morning’s detour on the way to work was a good break. Even the outdoors looked more sunny and cheerful when I left to head to the office.

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