Farmgirl School

"It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life." -Tolkien

I have spoken at many events over the years, from small gatherings, for the Master Gardener’s Program, to large sustainability and gardening shows.  I take the fear out of gardening.  Dispel the idea that you need a backhoe to clear an appropriate plot.  That you need a yard at all!  These are questions and answers …

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I received a message wondering if I could use the help of twenty girl scouts.  The farm they were supposed to help out decided they didn’t need volunteers.  Not only can I use volunteers, but I always jump at the opportunity to reach out to kids.  It is staggering to me the minute amount of …

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I wanted to be a vegetarian when I was six and first found out where meat came from, but it seemed that there was no such thing as vegetarianism in my family.  I read a teen magazine at the age of twelve that indicated that there was such a thing as vegetarianism.  I was so excited.  …

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“So look, you just throw all the old food and egg shells and stuff onto that pile.  All that becomes dirt!” Shyanne explained excitedly to her confused looking boyfriend.  He lasted through the compost cycle but now she is on to a new boyfriend who she will likely explain the process to.  The kids have been …

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