A Book Event for The Founding Gardeners at Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery, Pennsylvania

Ever notice how once something is brought to your attention you suddenly notice it everywhere?  Well, after hearing about the publication of Andrea Wulf’s new book The Founding Gardeners on Twitter I knew I had to read it.  Next, I learn that it’s an Editor’s Choice in the New York Times Book Review.  AND THEN, I’m driving home and our local NPR station is talking … Continue reading A Book Event for The Founding Gardeners at Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery, Pennsylvania

Heirloom: Notes From an Accidental Tomato Farmer by Tim Stark

Every year since owning my own home I’ve grown vegetables in the backyard.  My garden is not for the faint of heart.  The plants start from seeds in the sun room and by mid-July I have a small ecosystem to rival a Brazilian rainforest in the yard.  Carrots, bush beans, thyme, mint, rosemary, peppers, lavender, broccoli, eggplant… all manage to cohabit amiably until the tomatoes … Continue reading Heirloom: Notes From an Accidental Tomato Farmer by Tim Stark

Caliban Book Shop – Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh is one of my favorite places to visit.  There is just something romantic about a city where three rivers meet and old stone homes are being restored.  To me, Pittsburgh radiates the energy & excitement of a city “becoming”.  So much urban revitalization is happening that I could spend days walking around the residential neighborhoods and taking it all in (which is what we … Continue reading Caliban Book Shop – Pittsburgh, PA