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Roots For Renewal

Location:  Hamilton, OH

Day Job:  Product Specialist

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Carrots, Cucumbers, Green beans, Lavender, Lettuce, Oregano, Peas, Potatoes, Raspberries, Rosemary, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes

Animals:  Cats

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I'm getting dirty because growing crops is truly healing! Yes...the food tastes great. But there is so much more to horticulture than tending plants. The whole experience, from start to finish (and it never really does "finish"), is amazingly healing and helps remind me that the gift of life is full of change and hope! It is fun to eat and share what the plants produce, but it is even more enjoyable to be a part of the healing horticultural experience!

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  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on July 20th, 2014 at 07:06 pm

    Roots, it sounds like you're having quite a good year in the garden. My tomatoes are coming along. No ripe ones yet. Cucumbers are coming along, too. My peas are just ready now. I look forward to digging up the potatoes. Aren't they just like magic? I love the treasure hunt!

 
  • Posted by: Dante on June 6th, 2014 at 09:13 pm

    Congratulations & good luck!

 
  • Posted by: Up and Growing on June 6th, 2014 at 08:14 pm

    Farmer of the Day. Nice to be recognized for something you enjoy. Congratulations!

 
  • Posted by: CraftMcGyver on June 6th, 2014 at 07:36 am

    Congrats Farmer!

 
  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on March 22nd, 2014 at 08:26 am

    I like your reasons for getting dirty and your garden looks lush. Welcome to the community.

 
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