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Raen

Location:  Overland Park, KS

Day Job:  School Psychologist

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard

Crops:  Apples, Basil, Bell Peppers, Black currants, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cherries, Corn, Cucumbers, Filbert (Hazelnut), Grapes, Green beans, Kohlrabi, Lavender, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Oregano, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Rosemary, Squash, Strawberries, Thyme, Tomatoes, Beets, Radishes, Leeks, Persimmons, Gooseberries, Elderberries, Cranberries, Eggplant, Paw-Paw, Asparagus, Rhubarb, Swiss Chard

Animals:  Cats

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I believe that Peak-Oil is here and want to learn more about growing my own food. I also see gardening as a way to build community and a way to open the heart.

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  • Posted by: Coralrocks on May 5th, 2011 at 09:05 pm

    Raen, you must be busy with all the plants you have in the your garden. This is a busy planting and prep time for us gardeners. Good luck with all your efforts.

 
  • Posted by: Raen on April 15th, 2011 at 04:54 am

    Thanks to everyone for the encouraging and kind messages : ) Can't wait to learn more about all of your gardens!

 
  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on April 14th, 2011 at 08:17 pm

    Thanks for requesting to be friends. I hope we can have many more conversations

 
  • Posted by: Green Desert on April 14th, 2011 at 11:24 am

    congrats on the award.

 
  • Posted by: Elise on April 14th, 2011 at 07:48 am

    Congrats on being Farmer of the Day! I envy your spread! I've always wanted to try gooseberries :)

 
  • Posted by: Shellie on April 14th, 2011 at 07:20 am

    Congratulations on Farmer of the Day. I think gardening is a great form of therapy!

 
 
  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on April 14th, 2011 at 04:39 am

    Congrats on being farmer of the day.

    You must really have a big garden to grow that many different vegetables and berries. I haven't heard anyone talk about gooseberries since I was a kid.

    Have a great Kansas spring day.

 
  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on April 14th, 2011 at 03:32 am

    Congrats on being named Farmer of the Day! Happy Gardening!

 
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