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Amsterdam by Sohei Nishino
15 11 2016| Art

Sohei Nishino seems to have captured so many things that I love in his art.  Foreign cities, travel, maps, photography, collage, vast landscapes, collage, (I could go on)… are all what makes his layered Diorama Maps so exciting.  I’ve only looked at them online, but I wish I could see his current show in...

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skirret in beds
10 11 2016| Edibles

After a couple of seasons of being a lesser vegetable gardener than I once was, I have finally come to terms with what I need to do with the original vegetable patch. Get rid of it. I no longer want or need a vegetable garden as we often think of...

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The mailbox mouse

Something is alive in the mailbox. A few months back the door of the mailbox rusted to the point that it just fell off. But the rest of the box was fine and I see plenty of boxes around that don’t have doors at all – so I opted to...

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03 11 2016| Art, Stories

I’m on a word diet.  It’s just like Atkins, but instead of eating steaks slathered in butter, I have to string together two thousand five hundred original words a day, for 30 days.  I’m purging all inhibitions, negative thoughts, procrastination tactics, and lame excuses. At the age of 43 I’ve...

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White house kitchen Garden Michelle Obama - Show me a movement -
01 11 2016| Edibles, Family Gardens

I am very excited to welcome a guest here today. Linda Bilsens is the Community Composting Manager at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and earlier this year, Michelle Obama paid a surprise visit to her garden.  (I. Would. Die. – And I’d need weeks to prepare!).  Linda wrote this in response to her...

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Urbana illinois bat house project

So everyone knows that we need to save the bees.  And pollinators too.  But what are all the pollinators? Well, the list is long and it does include lots of butterflies but it also includes bats. Bats are fascinating. To watch their jagged flight patterns as they dart and dive...

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PITH + VIGOR is where you can find a greater connection with nature through gardens, art, regional food and meaningful travel. I’m Rochelle Greayer and I am an author, publisher, and designer. This is a showcase of my thoughts and ideas as well as a springboard for creative collaborations, events and classes, books, and a magazine.

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