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May 30, 2013

Much More Than Fennel Start

Last week I arrived home one evening to find, much to my surprise, a little offering of neighborly kindness.  On top of the compost bin outside the kitchen door sat a baby fennel plant with a note that read,

“Some fennel starts if you’d like them.  From: your neighbor at Apt. #81.”

What a thoughtful random act of kindness from a neighbor who I have never met.  I decided such an act should be returned with a personal face-to-face thank you and formal introduction.  After a few tries I finally was able to put a face to that kind ...


May 8, 2013

My Garden

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That evening I sat on my front porch and stared at my green grass and budding bushes. I wanted to throw a 2 year old style tantrum, of not understanding why the world was so unfair. I was ready to take control of my food system. I was ready to get back to the dirt and simpler times. I was ready to turn my yard into a demonstration of how to do so. But for reasons beyond my control, I could not.


How was it that the ecological revolution I saw budding in myself and my backyard was so easily derailed by the previous industrial one of my predecessors?...