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Freaks of the Garden Sale, Mountain-Style

HAILEY, IDAHO From the freaks at Peaceful Belly Farm,  video marketing for their plant sale and boy, was it a hit! “Thanks for watching our video. We never meant for it to go viral this way. Want to watch the making of this video.… Want to buy a peaceful belly tee shirt? Send us an email …Read more »

Turning Cut Flowers into The Gardener’s Workshop

VIRGINIA From PlantPop: “Lisa Ziegler operates a cut-flower farm in Newport News, Virginia that has established itself as a premier supplier of fresh flowers sold at surrounding garden centers. Lisa’s success with her flowers led to The Gardener’s Workshop, an online store as well as an educational and speaking component. Through lectures and workshops, Lisa …Read more »

The Pansy

VIRGINIA From Lancaster Farms in Suffolk, Virginia. A celebration of Fall and Winter’s beautiful flower, the pansy. When the canopies of oaks strong And maples noble whisper along, In Pollacked piles collect dicarded Exhaling summer sun and youth unguarded. When gentle hands travail with rake Yet still the earth does not forsake Nature’s goal and …Read more »

Dormancy, a Video Poem

VIRGINIA From Lancaster Farms in Suffolk, VA: “Dormancy” is a video poem, a meditation on winter. To think I was eager to pause and stare When the first snow danced through December’s air. Returning hero, ticker-tape-parade The streets a meadow, avenues a glade. Winter’s fine footman brought season’s greetings, Family worship and festive meetings. New …Read more »

Get Lost with the World’s Master Maze-Maker

U.K. from Great Big Story For many of us, mazes represent a mysterious unknown, an enigmatic and entertaining puzzle of mythic proportions, and Englishman Adrian Fisher is the world’s preeminent maze designer. Over the years, this master of deception has designed over 700 mazes in 40 countries and knows exactly how to twist, turn and …Read more »

“DJ Khaled Loves his Garden,” in the New York Times

Rap producer DJ Khaled really loves his Los Angeles garden. You’ll be hooked at the opening words – “I love you” to his plants.”  Later he says he and his son “come out here and meditate, catch a vibe.” Just watch. From the Times: Published on Jul 6, 2017 DJ Khaled, the longtime producer, performer …Read more »

Hand-Mowing Every Blade in the Field

VERMONT From the video network  Great Big In Addison County, Vt., a group of grass-cutters keep things sharp, natural and beautiful the old-fashioned way — with sickles and their bare hands. A Great Big Story by our friends at Jungles in Paris. SUBSCRIBE: Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: Make our acquaintance on …Read more »

Nature RX, Part 1

From the nonprofit NATURE RX Set in the world of a spoofed prescription drug commercial, Nature Rx offers a hearty dose of laughs and the outdoors – two timeless prescriptions for whatever ails you. Side effects may include confidence, authenticity, remembering you have a body, and being in a good mood for no apparent reason. …Read more »

Frank Asher, the Green Beating Heart of Shaw in DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. By PlantPop His urban garden retail center, located in northwest Washington, D.C., is his gift to his favorite city. “I fell in love with D.C. the moment I came here.” Frank noticed that people passing by his nursery on their way to work would be so focused on where they were going, they …Read more »

CBS on How Working with our Hands Changes our Brains

CBS SUNDAY MORNING Researchers think activities that occupy our hands, like folding laundry, doing yardwork or knitting, are actually making our brains happier. Tony Dokoupil talks with Dr. Kelly Lambert of the University of Richmond, and author Matthew Crawford (“Shop Class as Soulcraft”), who’s never happier than when he is tinkering in the garage. Dokoupil …Read more »

Harvesting CBD Hemp Oil

PACIFIC NORTHWEST, by Garden Time TV CBD oil is the new buzzword for promoting good health. We stop by Red Barn Hemp to see how they harvest it and what people say it can do. Note from GGVideos:  Great video for unpacking the confusion these days about hemp, marijuana, THC and CBD!

Snow Place for Gardeners

CHICAGO, IL Daniel Gasteiger of the blog Your Small Kitchen Garden shows his warm-climate gardening friends some of the awesome advantages of living where it snows.