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Tower Hill Botanic Garden Tour

We’d been to Tower Hill Botanic Garden before, to escape the winter blues. But I was so excited to drive up there on a gorgeous fall weekend and finally see the outdoor gardens. Tower Hill Botanic Garden is the home of the Worcester County Horticultural Society, a nonprofit organization with the goal of advancing the science and improving the […] Read more…

Our Spring Vacation in DC

Last Spring, Jeff and I took a quick road trip down to Washington, DC. Because hotels in the city were so expensive at that time (we went right around Cherry Blossom Season) we stayed a bit outside of DC in Alexandria, VA. I loved having a second place to experience, especially one with a different type […] Read more…

Cas-Cad-Nac Alpaca Farm

During a Vermont Agritourism Conference I attended in early April (more on that soon!), one of the presenters mentioned Cas-Cad-Nac Alpaca Farm. I was looking for another place to visit and photograph on my way home and as you know I can’t resist adorable livestock. I called the farm and they were so kind to accommodate me for a […] Read more…

ASRI’s Environmental Education Center

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island (no affiliation with the National Audubon Society) was founded in 1897, and today the organization protects and manages 95,000 acres of land. Several years ago they built a little gem of an Environmental Education Center right in Bristol, RI. The Center has classroom and auditorium space, a great gift shop with lots of toys […] Read more…

Save the Bay Exploration Center

Do you ever stand on the beach and gaze out over the water thinking, what is under there? Anyone? Well if you find yourself at Easton’s Beach in Newport, RI you can wonder no more! Save the Bay, an excellent local environmental nonprofit operates an Exploration Center just steps from the rolling waves.  Save the Bay’s mission is […] 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…

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