Resources for Sustainable Living

Resources for Sustainable Living

Slow Flowers

After years of drooling over images of gorgeous arrangements from my favorite florists Saipua, Floret, and Studio Choo, I started to learn about a growing community (pun intended) of florists, farmers, and flower lovers who are advocating for the production and use of locally grown flowers, often called the Slow Flower movement. Like the Slow Food movement, the Slow Flower movement champions […] Read more…

Vermont Wildflower Farm

The Vermont Wildflower Farm is the largest wildflower seed center in the Northeast. Their retail location and public gardens are just down the road from Shelburne Farms, and we stopped by after our tour of the Children’s Farmyard. Vermont Wildflower Farm has refined their custom seed mixes over the 30 years they’ve been in business, and they […] Read more…

Collecting abalone off the coast of Jenner, California

Happy Friday Everyone! A friend of mine recently introduced me to Tiny Atlas Quarterly, an online  magazine focused on travel. They currently have a Kickstarter campaign going to raise money for production of their next edition. I absolutely loved how this article on collecting abalone in Jenner, California was produced. The photography, writing, and graphic design is […] Read more…

In My Garden, July 17th, 2013

 I’m a bit embarrassed to show you these photos – since the last garden update, I totally fried my kale and broccoli plants. I sprayed them in the middle of a hot, sunny day with a mixture of dishsoap and water to kill the aphids that were munching tiny holes in them. Big Mistake. I’ve […] Read more…

In My Garden June 29, 2013

It’s been almost a month since my last garden update, and things have certainly changed! The sugar snap peas are  pretty much done, and the kale and broccoli are growing taller and fuller. I am so grateful that despite being overcrowded, we did get some poppies after all. [I need to start using this lettuce!] […] Read more…

Friday Explorer’s Club: The Garden Betty Blog

Garden Betty is one of the newer blogs I’ve started following but it is quickly becoming one of my favorites. The site is authored by Linda Ly, an outdoor enthusiast, freelance web designer, wedding photographer, and avid gardener. Her posts are always so unique, educational, adventurous, and full of breathtaking photos. I’ve highlighted three of my favorites […] Read more…

Friday Flowers: greenlion design

For our last installment of May’s Friday Flowers series, we have my hometown hero, greenlion design. I know owner Kim Lamothe because we went to the same high school, but it wasn’t until she did the flowers for my wedding that I learned what an amazing person and floral artist she is. Greenlion design is […] Read more…

In My Garden, May 29, 2013

Not too much has changed since last week, but things are moving in the right direction . . . {in the whiskey barrel are poppies, I didn’t thin them out so I’m not sure how many I’ll get} {instead of planting them in containers, I put the cucumbers and tomatoes in the bed. They weren’t […] Read more…

Friday Flowers: Floret

Floret is a flower farm and design studio located in the Skagit Valley of Washington state. The farm is run by Erin Benzakein and her family  and is certified organic. She runs trials of each variety before they grow them at a larger scale, and publishes her findings in her monthly column in Growing for […] Read more…

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