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    • Garden Guru
    • Garden Guru

      Work: Matthew de Wolf, perennial sales associate at Gardener's Supply
      Matthew de Wolf isn’t your typical sales associate; he’s a perennials expert with a fan base. During the 15 or so years he’s worked…
    • Gardening 2.0
    • Gardening 2.0

      A new app makes growing food easy-peasy
      Humans have been growing food for more than 10,000 years, so do we really need an app to show us how to do it? Well,…
    • Down to Earth
    • Down to Earth

      Charlie Nardozzi spreads the gardening gospel
      You’ve probably heard him on the radio or seen him on TV. Perhaps you’ve watched his how-to videos online, attended one of his talks,…
    • Lawn Gone
    • Lawn Gone

      Backyard agriculture is catching on in Vermont’s urban landscapes
      While most people spend heaps of money and time to get their lawn looking like a plush green carpet, Michaela Maestas wants nothing to do…
    • The Home and Garden Issue
    • The Home and Garden Issue

      Container Yourself: A master gardener gives cooped-up cultivators a clue
      Industry analysts are predicting the slumping economy will drive gardeners to grow more of their own food this summer. Even novices, and space-challenged urbanites, can…
    • Pay Dirt
    • Pay Dirt

      Vermonters make money from manure
      Karl Hammer makes his living in a way most of us can only dream about. He takes waste, which nobody wants; uses less-than-cutting-edge science to…
    • The (Farming) Wiz
    • The (Farming) Wiz

      A Plainfield grower makes produce profitable
      After six months of snow and sticks, the sight of a green field studded with dandelions is priceless. But you can’t actually make money growing…
    • Going Underground
    • Going Underground

      Learning from Vermont’s renaissance of root cellaring
      Now probably isn’t the easiest time to get excited about storing produce for the winter. After all, the trees are finally in bloom, peas are…
    • Growing Pains
    • Growing Pains

      Exercise plants the seeds for garden-ready fitness
      For Mary Mary, getting her garden to grow can be quite contrary — to the body. As many as 400,000 people nationwide land in…
    • Radical Plots
    • Radical Plots

      In Vermont, gardening isn't just a hobby anymore
      When Bud Shriner asked his friend Janie Cohen if she wanted to curate his sizable vegetable garden near the University of Vermont this year,…
    • Greenbelt Green Thumbs
    • Greenbelt Green Thumbs

      A year after an effort to restrict them, curbside gardens are still abloom in Burlington
      There aren't many summer vegetable stands in Burlington, but the city's neighborhoods boast a variety of roadside produce. Corn, cucumbers and tomatoes have sprouted…
    • Mother of All Lawn Ornaments

      Contemplating visions of Mary -- in plaster, stone and plastic
      >> View the slideshow! Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, is said to have miraculously appeared to the faithful on many occasions since her death…
    • The Tiller Man

      Charlie Krumholz turns over Burlington's soil
      Charlie Krumholz has a new toy: a 2-ton trailer with a hydraulic lift. On a recent Saturday it's filled with 3 yards of rich, black…
    • The Call of the Wild Bonsai

      Hunting tiny, trainable trees in Vermont
      This year at the Champlain Valley Fair, the Green Mountain Bonsai Society tried something different with their display. Instead of putting their tiny trees next…
    • Gardeners Gone Wild

      A fresh aproach to landscaping puts the emphasis on edibles
      When I pulled into the driveway of my mom's South Burlington home last June, I couldn't help but notice the front lawn had been replaced…

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