Healthy Changes for 2015

Happy New Year! Are you sick of hearing about resolutions yet? No? Oh Good ūüėČ I have¬†a few fun¬†posts planned but¬†they weren’t quite ready yet. So instead I thought I would talk about a few little changes that have made it easier to¬†eat more vegetables and support local farmers. I know it’s only the 14th […] Read more…

Goodbye 2014

Every year, for the past few years, I have vowed this is the year. This is the year¬†I get my shit together, man up, quit my job because I’ve launched my own successful location-independent business, lose weight, get a beach body from surfing and drinking cold-pressed juices and doing yoga every day, stop mishandling my […] Read more…

Peckham’s Greenhouse and Holiday Market

Peckham’s Greenhouse¬†is a local institution. Set among the pastoral beauty of Little Compton, RI, it is a garden destination revered by locals and summer visitors alike. Run by the Peckham family for several generations, the greenhouse offers landscape design services, garden supplies and of course, an amazing array of unique indoor and outdoor plants spread […] Read more…

Nagetuck Farm

One of my favorite annual traditions is finding and tagging a Christmas tree with my parents after Thanksgiving. I was so excited to¬†learn¬†that a beloved local tree farm in Little Compton, RI (formerly Boland’s Tree Farm) had reopened under new ownership as Nagetuck Farm. We walked¬†through the cozy barn and gift shop, and of course […] Read more…

Making Rose Hip Jam

I had just finished telling a friend¬†that I’d heard you can make jam from the rose hips of the beach rose plant, Rosa rugosa when a fateful email newsletter arrived from the Goldenrod Foundation. HECK YES I DO! It was yet another unseasonably warm and gorgeous fall day, and the drive past the forests and […] Read more…

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…

United States Botanic Garden

A few weeks ago, I was visiting DC for work and was able to check out the United States Botanic Garden. The current¬†structure is a result of an idea hatched by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison back in 1820. Today, the Garden is committed to demonstrating the aesthetic, economic, cultural, therapeutic and ecological […] Read more…

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

For years I have been wanting to visit Sleepy¬†Hollow, New York¬†around Halloween. When I started¬†planning the¬†trip I found so many other awesome things to do and see in that part of the Hudson River Valley.¬†¬†I was thrilled to discover¬†that the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture was just 5 minutes away from Sleepy Hollow, […] Read more…

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