sustainability

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…

Garden and Herb Festival

One of the most peaceful and bucolic parts of my hometown of Tiverton, RI is Tiverton Four Corners. The roads at this four-way intersection all lead to something wonderful – farms, beaches, hiking trails, vineyards, and some incredible local favorite shops and restaurants including The Provender, Milk and Honey,  Four Corners Grill, and the iconic […] 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…

The CSA Cookbook Review

I’ve expressed my adoration for Linda Ly’s Garden Betty Blog before, so of course I was thrilled to be given the chance to review her first book, The CSA Cookbook. With this book, Linda aims to help us “cook your way through a CSA box or backyard garden bounty with seasonal recipes.” Her blog is such a […] Read more…

Friday Flowers: The Seeds

With the amazing array of cut flowers you can grow, which ones do you choose? There are a ton of resources available both online and in print about planting flowers, but with so many variables to consider- season, climate, location, soil quality, fertilizer, I’ll admit I got a bit overwhelmed. Then I reminded myself that this is supposed to […] Read more…

Friday Flowers are Back!

If you’ve been around here for awhile, you know I have a soft spot for plants and flowers. When I started planning my wedding almost 5 (?!) years ago, I fell in love with the wild and gorgeous arrangements by the likes of Saipua, Green Lion Design, Studio Choo and Floret. I’ve continued to follow these […] Read more…

Downeast Cider House Tour

I have such a sweet tooth, it’s a wonder I haven’t needed dentures yet. So it’s no surprise that I love hard ciders. Before beer came on to the scene in the late 19th century with the arrival of German immigrants, hard cider could be considered our national drink. But Prohibition and the movement of our population […] Read more…

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