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6 Great Farming/Food Memoirs - LivingHomegrown.com

6 Great Farming/Food Memoirs - LivingHomegrown.comLate winter to early spring can be such a frustrating transition for a gardener/food crafter.

As we look at the calendar, we are chomping at the bit to:

  • Plant the garden
  • Harvest the garden
  • Preserve from the garden
  • Eat watermelon again!

But it is not quite time yet.

We are in flux.

That is why this is the perfect time to dive into a book…perhaps between seed catalog browsing.

But instead of offering you a list of gardening books or cookbooks, I want to suggest a different genre of reading.

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A Garage Sale Garden

My friend Michelle Yeaton planted some vintage stone urns with holiday colors and placed them on her front porch. They looked fabulous. I asked her if I could photograph...

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Gifts From The Garden Series #1

Happy Turkey Day Everyone! Okay – The holiday season is officially on us and everyone is scrambling to get their gift lists together. Why not make a few gifts...

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Fireplace Herbs

 As you cut back any herbs in your garden in preparation for winter, save the cuttings and branches from the most fragrant plants such as bay, mint, lavender, lemon...

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MORE on Backyard Farmers

Well, there are apparently MANY people successfully managing companies like MyFarm. (See my post from yesterday on how this company sets up and maintains urban farms in people's backyards)....

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News Update on “MyFarm” Urban Garden Business

Here is an update on yesterday's post on MyFarm. After I posted, I discovered that the MyFarm website had links to other articles on their business: USA TodayThe New...

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Backyard Farmer Business Grows Non-Gardeners

Trevor Paque left his career as a mortgage broker to launch a new company called MyFarmin the San Francisco area and he has not looked back. The premise behind...

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Eight Life-Lessons I Learned From My Garden

Did you ever think that gardening could make you a better person? I am not just talking about how a garden can give us a creative outlet or a...

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Adding Fragrance to the Home

I do a lot of “talking” here about gardening, plants and all the ways we can enjoy those plants (through food, flower arrangements, spa treatments, etc.). But there is...

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