People Who Plant: Neil Best – Landscape Architect & Stone Builder

People Who Plant: Neil Best – Landscape Architect & Stone Builder

Neil Best is a landscape architect and builder whose favorite part of the job is getting his hands dirty and using stone to create timeless outdoor spaces. Along with his wife,…

Meet Ellen Hoverkamp – Fall 2015 Cover Artist

Meet Ellen Hoverkamp – Fall 2015 Cover Artist

Connecticut artist Ellen Hoverkamp has exhibited her work in galleries and solo shows throughout New England, New York, New Jersey and Ohio. She won the Garden Writers Association 2013 Gold Medal…

Into Africa: Learning To Make Keyhole Gardens In Rwanda

Into Africa: Learning To Make Keyhole Gardens In Rwanda

  by Eddie DeJong Keyhole gardens: One of those buzz words that seem to be taking over the gardening world. A circular raised bed with a central composting bin, and a…

Meet Some Awesome People

Meet Some Awesome People

I am a little behind with this post (I meant to do this right after PITH + VIGOR’s print Issue #2 came out – and I am so sorry that I…

If You Could Talk to a Plant, What Would You Ask It?

If You Could Talk to a Plant, What Would You Ask It?

I thought these answers, given by school children at Tower Hill Botanic Garden over the recent winter break, were too charming and (sometimes) thoughtful not to share.   What would you…

People Who Plant #4 : At Fenway Victory Gardens

People Who Plant #4 : At Fenway Victory Gardens

Owen: “You should see the s*** we found in this plot when we first excavated.” Mackenzie: “There was all kinds of like, car keys buried. Like somebody stole a bunch of cars or something…

People Who Plant #3 : At Fenway Victory Gardens

People Who Plant #3 : At Fenway Victory Gardens

“I am a former physician and I never used my hands on the ground. And I come here and I look around and thought, I am going to be really smart. I will find…

People Who Plant #2: At Fenway Victory Gardens

People Who Plant #2: At Fenway Victory Gardens

“We have a lot of gardeners who are older; who gave a lot earlier — they saved the gardens actually a number of times. Like Phyllis — unfortunately she’s in the…

People Who Plant: On Location In Americas Oldest Victory Garden

People Who Plant: On Location In Americas Oldest Victory Garden

Who are modern gardeners? We are people who hope to grow food that we can feel sure of and we need a calm place to enjoy a few quiet minutes of lush green leafiness…

People Who Plant #1: At Fenway Victory Gardens

People Who Plant #1: At Fenway Victory Gardens

“I grew up on a farm near Lowell and Billerica. That was a long, long time ago and a completely different environment with planes flying over with chemicals. We go organic…

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