More and more, the yard and garden are seen as year-round havens for a host of pollinators and other inhabitants.
This was a bumper year for tomatoes in my garden, and most of my vegetables grew with abandon.
Today, many new immigrants to the Green Mountains arrive with detailed knowledge of the plants and seeds of their homeland.
The Vermont Community Garden Network (VCGN) presents the 2014 Fall Grow It! Workshops for community and school garden leaders in partnership with Charlie Nardozzi and local partners.
The seemingly repetitive nature of my life sometimes reminds me of “Groundhog Day” … which brings me to the gopher, who, despite my abundant sensitivity, must depart at least my garden and perhaps the earth itself.
Raised on a farm in an extended Italian family, Charlie Nardozzi’s rural roots were too deep to resist the call of the garden. Today, he’s become a horticultural whirlwind, offering advice all over Vermont and across the nation on all things gardening on radio, in print and on the worldwide web.
Add worms to a forest and suddenly you’ve changed which plants can make a living in that soil.
Arriving in Vermont from New Jersey 30 years ago, I wanted to blend in with the natives, all of whom I learned later were also from somewhere else, having preceded me in seeking solace from the relentless urban battering of traffic, heat, humidity and people like us.