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Gardening with Alex

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Gaia’s Gifts In the 1970s, scientist James Lovelock and microbiologist Lynn Margulis developed a theory called the Gaia Principle, which proposes that Earth is an ancient, living and self-regulating system…

Gardening with Alex

Gardening  with Alex

The One You Feed An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight,…

Gardening with Alex

Gardening with Alex

Just Big Enough — Alexandra Heath It is often said that when a person loads up their plate with more food than they can possibly eat, that they have “eyes…

Gardening with Alex

Gardening with Alex

Aligning With Purpose Have you ever watched a sunflower grow? As the seed germinates it sends forth a tiny green shoot that eventually becomes a floret of leaves. Soon, the…

Garden Art

Garden Art

“A garden is a thing of beauty and a job forever.” – Anonymous Every garden, even one that is full of rocks and cactus, is a thing of beauty. But…

This Earthly Paradise

This Earthly Paradise

In the early morning, just as the sun is rising and there is still a hint of dew in the air, I stand surveying my garden. There are neat rows…

Water, Water Everywhere

Water, Water Everywhere

Although April showers haven’t finished with us yet, it won’t be long before the long, hot, dry days of summer are here. Water then becomes an all-important issue with gardeners.…

Following the Ancients

Following the Ancients

Thousands of years ago in the Brazilian rainforests, indigenous peoples found a way to make the poor soils of the Amazonian basin rich enough to support food crops to feed…