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Four decades of Growing Good Food in the Northwoods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula
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Down to Earth Information, Experiences, Thoughts

        Welcome to my online garden! I can't take you into my garden in person but I'll do my best via online bytes. Gardening is as much fun now as it was when I started over forty years ago. I am a new gardener every time I step through the gate and onto the mulch; it is always a wonder. As a long-time organic gardener, I enjoy a cooperative and simple approach to growing food. I garden because it is my passion; it is also our food. 
        I plant open-pollinated seed and most are heirlooms. They have earned their spot in the line-up in my garden and in generations of gardens before mine. Those I don't grow myself I buy from independent seed companies specializing in open-pollinated varieties.
         We usually have a 75 to 90 day frost-free growing season, though there have been years when it has dropped below freezing every month. There really is no such thing as a "usual" year. Sometimes we get the hottest, the coldest, the wettest, the driest all in one season! It makes for very interesting gardening. I love the changes.
         I've been fortunate to be able to share gardening adventures with people over the years through  my writing and presentations, learning from them as much as they learn from me. I hope you will find encouragement and information here that you can use in your own gardening adventures.

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Have you read  "Frost Dancing - Tips from a Northern Gardener" ? A fun short read.

or "Homesteading Adventures"    Creating our backwoods homestead--the first 20 years.

and "Growing Berries for Food and Fun"   A journey you can use in your own garden.

updated 01/16/2017

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