Posts Tagged ‘Gardening’

Sometimes an email can give you a lump in your throat!

Feb 12 2015

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I received this email a couple of days ago.  I took a screen snip to post it here.  I think the email speaks for itself.  Kinda makes even a big guy tear up a little.



Straw Bale Gardening segment on Public T.V.

Jan 26 2013


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Straw Bale Gardening segment on Public T.V.

This is a short segment I did recently with KSMQ Public T.V. in Austin MN on a show called “Garden Connections”.  Check it out if you are curious about Straw Bale Gardening.


Imagine turning your front lawn into a vegetable garden!

Jan 17 2013

strawbale_front_yardThis is an image sent to me by someone who purchased my first guide booklet, “A guide to growing a straw bale garden” and made a decision to turn her entire front yard into a garden. No experience at all as a gardener, she became the talk of the entire neighborhood. Her children learned so much, as did she, and her neighbors about the whole process. Success if measured in so many different ways, but the owner of this garden “Sarah” was truly successful. Don’t let the “standard” conventions about vegetable gardening force you into a small corner of your property, rather, go where the sun is. If you make it beautiful and keep it watered and tended, you will inspire others to try it or possibly to try something unconventional in some other area of there life. Imagine what the neighbors tell friends and family who stop by and question the sanity of the neighbor. “Well we all thought she was crazy, it looked like she was going to bring livestock into her yard.  As it turns out however, she grew a garden in the bales that was not only beautiful, but produced a bountiful harvest of flowers and vegetables.”