January 19th, 2011

Cabin Fever at Rodale

Here at Organic Gardening Central, the natives are getting distinctly peeved with winter. Senior Managing Editor Chris Krogermeier was looking … how shall I put this … frosty at our recent book planning meeting.
“I’m tired of this weather.”
General agreement; nods all round.
“I’m going home and fill my basement with dirt, get some grow lights and just start gardening.”
Raised eyebrows…has our Girl lost her edge? With that someone offered the novel idea that she could, in that case, dispense with the compost heap, and just toss her veggie waste etc, down the steps. Instant compost.
“Right. Our next book: The Basement Garden!”
Chris’s gaze swiveled around the room, taking in our grinning faces…
“You know, it would work. The basement has water in it, so I wouldn’t need to irrigate.”
Now that’s what I call putting a pragmatic face on things. The house is a new build.

Chris K putting a brave face on winter in Emmaus.

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