The Fall/Winter Garden: A Lesson in Self-Care

When you live in an area with this kind of heat, there are few joys in being outside during the summer months. But then the cooler months arrive, and what becomes bitter cold to many is, in the words of Goldilock’s Baby Bear, just right…for the gardener, that is. Someone posed a question as to […]

Just Keep Planting: The First Fall/Winter Garden

The advice that comes from the head of the urban farm where we volunteer is, “Just keep planting.” There is, of course, a rhythm to understanding season and sun and how each affects plant growth. Yet, his premise is that the weather is so unpredictable here until it becomes difficult to say with certainty what […]

The Garden of Promise

With the click of a button and the closing of a book, our school year ended–at least for a brief time. Visions of next year are dancing in my head, but with nothing firm yet, I will perhaps update my curriculum page later. In the meantime, I would love to show you our garden’s progress. […]

Spring Garden 2018–“Going Hard” Around our Home

I spent days agonizing over the right words to convey my excitement, only to come up lacking. So, hopefully the abundance of pictures (with more to come, I am sure) and related tales is enough to express a certain pleasure that spring is finally here–maybe(?) Our humble beginnings of a spring garden resulted from a […]

Gardening as Homeschool Enrichment

Normally, most people type a gardening post during early spring or summer.   But for many across the country, the weather has been such that beginner gardening might be most appropriate!   If nothing else, you can file this one and refer to it again next spring. We began gardening after my FIL insisted that […]

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