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#EarthDay Matters

Today is Earth Day. Established in 1970 and paid tribute to in some way each year since, never before has it seemed as important as now. For the first time, scientists are banding together to “March for Science” on Earth Day. One wonders how, in the year 2017, we got to a place where scientists […]

Ana of Seed Savers

November 7 is a very special day at our house. It’s the day I gave birth to my daughter, Anastasia. Often on or around this date I publish a new book. This is not one of those years. However, in honor of my daughter’s birthday I’m putting the first two books of Seed Savers on sale […]

A Master Gardener’s Review of Treasure (Seed Savers, 1)

Seed Savers: Treasure (Book 1) is a work of fiction, written for age 9 through young adult readers. The subject matter in the book is somewhat based on discussions of current world events suggestive of GMOs, interest in global food supplies, and the science that currently drives these topics. As Master Gardeners, we are non-political […]

In Praise of the Scarlet Runner Bean

I wanted to write an ode to the Scarlet Runner Bean, but instead I’ll settle for an essay. For now, at least. The first time I heard someone talk about a Scarlet Runner Bean they did it with a beatific smile on their face. It was said almost reverently: Scarlet Runner Bean. Ah, yes. I […]

The Post Heirloom Expo Post

Whew! Time to catch up. Already a week has passed since I arrived in Santa Rosa for my third Heirloom Expo. They switched up a lot of things, and I personally had a bad location for my booth, but all in all it was a great time. I attended these presentations: “MONOCULTURE-Past and Current Issues, […]

Top 15 Reasons to Attend Heirloom Expo

Okay, so this was supposed to be a “TOP 10” list, but there were just so many good reasons…:) Top 15 Reasons to Attend the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, California Kid friendly Giant Pumpkins Educational workshops Tables of beautiful veggies Meet old friends Make new friends Pigs Healthy food Cool products from awesome […]

June, Front Porches, and Missing Martians

Originally posted on Author S. Smith:
“Gardening is the handiest excuse for being a philosopher.”–Ray Bradbury  (Dandelion Wine) I picked up a copy of Dandelion Wine the day I heard Ray Bradbury died.  How fitting he should leave us on a day early in June. I love Fahrenheit 451, and read it every ten or…