Sarah’s Journal

“The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world.”

— Michael Pollan

09 November 2015

Rain Arrives … Finally!

I woke up in the night and listened to the rain falling on my roof, feeling thankful that not only the tarragon in my garden,...
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16 October 2015

Carve Out Some Time

Fall is the perfect time to pack up the family and visit a local farm. There is always work to be done, whether it’s for...
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25 September 2015

Welcoming Bees into Your Garden

Early in the summer I was in the garden looking at my flowering shrubs and found them thrumming with activity. Tiny black wasps, ladybugs and...
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24 September 2015

How to Harvest and Dry Herbs

Extend the summer flavor of home-grown fresh herbs by drying them for use over the winter. Drying herbs is easy, and just takes some scissors,...
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20 August 2015

How to Make a Chile Ristra

Perhaps you’re familiar with the brilliantly colored chile ristras from New Mexico that are often used as decorations during the holidays. But, in the culinary...
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