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In Memoriam: Pamela Haley

My dear friend Pam Haley died peacefully on 21 July. Pam was a very caring person whose abiding generosity, good humor and natural tenderness embraced people, animals and gardens. May she now dwell in the Garden of Delight. Pour yourself a … Continue reading

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Early spring?

“Cooking is like gardening: it takes experimentation and an adventurous spirit.” — Jennifer Bartley, The Kitchen Garden Handbook More accurately, gardening is like cooking. Many now cook with fresh ingredients but those who garden are the 1% in this country … Continue reading

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John Hay Community Academy Food Garden

This fall I had a blast gardening on about 150 square feet with students at John Hay Community Academy, a Chicago Public School in the Austin neighborhood. They planted and grew cool weather crops of kale, lettuces, chard and mustard … Continue reading

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True grit

On Sunday, 18 September 2011, the New York Times magazine ran a long article What If The Secret of Success is Failure about a set of characteristics, qualities, that are predictors of children’s success in life.  An educational researcher identified … Continue reading

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