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  • A bird's eye view of a misty forest, wtih the recycling symbol in the center
    I’m not a preacher, so I don’t preach, especially about sustainable living. But in my quiet way, I definitely do my part. This big, blue . . .
  • A smiling blonde woman in overalls carries a large bundle of vegetables in a garden full of kale plants
    I believe deeply in the concept of making life choices with sustainability in mind. But the concept means different things to different people and entities, . . .
  • Close up of several bright orange flowering maple blooms
    I have always loved oriental poppies — their generous size, papery consistency, and vivid color. However, I’ve never managed to keep one alive as a . . .
  • Gardening Know How via Nikki Tilley
    Gardens are well-known for relieving stress and healing what ails us. It’s one of the reasons why I love gardening so much. Even the tedious . . .
  • Houseplants of many varieties sit on tables and shelves beneath stylish plant-themed art
    Before I had furniture, I had houseplants. Houseplants have become as integral to my home décor as the chairs I sit in. Every room has . . .
  • A big open green lawn with a tree line in the distance
    Most of my gardens have been extremely limited in size. This is hardly surprising since I’ve lived mostly in urban locations where big back yards . . .
  • A bright yellow sunflower peeks over a wooden fence
    I am a big fan of privacy. I don’t like my daily life looked upon, and I take the utmost care to keep my activities . . .
  • Medina Community Garden/SustainEd Sponsorship Recipient
    “If you have your hands in the Earth you’re more likely to save it.” In the spring of 2019 in Medina, Ohio a City Council . . .
  • Dahlia tubers sit on a plastic milk crate drying, surrounded by fallen autumn leaves
    It’s fall again, which means it’s time to dig up the dahlias and the cannas. Since I moved from a very temperate region this is . . .
  • A single orange tulip grows up out of the snow
    The warmest winter I recall only produced a smattering of snow. Temperatures remained above 40 degrees F. (4 C.) most of the season. The above-average . . .
  • A backyard and tree covered in snow
    Winter – for a child growing up in Central Alaska – was a fierce season and a long one. You plowed your way through it, . . .