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Summer reading

I always loved books, but I had much less time to appreciate them in college and while working in Somerville.  By taking the summer off, I freed up a lot of time for reading.  Some has been purely for entertainment, … Continue reading

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Starting a Container Garden

Do you rent?  Do you have limited if any space to grow vegetables this summer?  Are you thinking about moving apartments in June or September?  Do you hesitate to garden because you might have to buy a lot of new … Continue reading

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Connectors

My most recent weekend visit to Vermont provided me with some time for introspective reflection.  I thought about my strengths and weaknesses, both personally as a friend and professionally as an employee.  I thought about what I value in my … Continue reading

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Composting Webinar Online!

Ok, ok, I know my friends are probably sick of me talking about compost.  I have just a few more things to say about the topic, then I’ll leave it be for at least a few months…really! First, last week’s … Continue reading

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Cool Crops vs. Heat Lovers: Seasonality Tips!

We’re used to having access to whatever fruits and vegetables we want when we want them.  Sometimes this affects the growing decisions made by first-time gardeners.  If I LOVE spinach, why shouldn’t I start a new batch every 30 days … Continue reading

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Urban Composting

Moving to Boston provoked several urban lifestyle wake-up-calls, many of them relating to city residents’ relationship to food and waste.  Many of my comments drew quizzical looks. In line at dining hall brunch: Classmate: “Why don’t you want a bunch of … Continue reading

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Backyard Gardening: Construction Day

Subject: [BBQ] Get Dirty in My Backyard April 16th @ 11am Message: Hey Guys, Come join me for some fun-in-the-early-spring-sun … If you just want to come get your hands dirty, you can do that – I’ll be setting up some raised gardening … Continue reading

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