Posts by Travis

Cultivating Life // What Drives You To Garden?

Cultivating Life // What Drives You To Garden? Me cutting some Sulphur Cosmos (Cosmos sulphureus) and Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia ‘Torch’) in my cut-flower patch. The white “blob” in the background is my hoophouse. I was visiting with a friend the other day when they asked me a challenging question. Why do you garden? My first…

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My Permaculture Plot: First Thoughts

For the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about edible gardening. When I initially started my vegetable garden as a first attempt to produce food, I was all in. I started out practicing an organic, no-till vegetable gardening. It was a new, lower maintenance style of edible gardening for me to try. Sounds great, right?…

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Popcorn, Anyone?

Have you ever been driving down the road, minding your own business, when something catches your attention? SCREECH! Goes the car as you slam on the brakes. You’ve just seen a plant that you’ve heard about for years, but up until now, never seen it in person. This happened to me one day. Maybe only…

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The Benefits of Carrying a Field ID Guide

What comes to mind when I speak the term, “field identification?” What I personally think of is taking a walk around on the edge of the woods, ID guide in hand, naming all of the plants or bugs that I pass by. Even though this is technically field identification, there is much more to it…

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Plant Sales: Considerations + Advice

Dear Friend and Gardener, I want to tell you about one of the most terrifying moments in the gardening season for me. PLANT SALES! “Why is that something to be scared of? It’s just a plant sale!” Just a plant sale, heh. Plant sales can both be thrilling and scary. A car-full of rare gems…

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10 Easy Fall Jobs for the Not-So-Average Busybody

Fall is a time for getting reconnected with the garden. After a summer filled with travelling and adventure,  it’s nice rake leaves and listen to the birds. For a few short (and sweet) weeks, I thought I would finally have time to fully reclaim my wild, overgrown vegetable garden, until the fall semester of school…

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