Plant a Recovery Garden

Author Ellen Vande Visse Return on Investment Plant a Recovery Garden Dear Eco-Gardeners, Maybe money does grow on trees—and in the berry & vegetable patch. I cannot help but share this delightful & inspiring editorial. It’s from the cover of Peaceful Valley Farm Supply (PVFS) catalog. Recession blues? Investments under-performing? Revising your household budget? Consider …

Preserving The Harvest

Author Ellen Vande Visse Preserving the Harvest What to do with all this bounty? *** Comprehensive, yet quick & easy *** How–to reference Here are the best methods for each vegetable freezing pickling fermenting canning drying Here is the link from the blog September 25, 2012 by Amber Gillespie CLICK HERE FROM — High Mowing …

Harvest Season Party of Abundance

Author Ellen Vande Visse Harvest Season — A Huge Party of Abundance My Treasured Fellow Plant People, As I meander to my cabin and computer to say hello to you today, I brush through stands of cow parsnips. Surprise! I see faded, tan-colored seed heads instead of green. Cow parsnip’s leaves are browning too. On …

Harvest Big With Rich Increase

Author Ellen Vande Visse Harvest – Big with Rich Increase From Second Nature, by Michael Pollan, Grove Press, New York, 1991. Excerpt from Chapter 8: The Harvest, page 142. Abundance. The season freely gives unencumbered gifts— “teeming autumn, big with rich increase” (Shakespeare, in Sonnet 97) When a hard frost threatens and we’re hurrying to …