A Connecticut Couple’s Pastoral Rental Home and Farm

October 1, 2013


The first time my friend Leigh Scott and her partner Paul Hallgren drove up the driveway of their current Stamford, Connecticut rental property, they felt immediately at home.


When they met 3 1/2 years ago, Leigh and Paul discovered that … Read More...

A Farm Dinner at Hancock Shaker Village

September 17, 2013



As a crisp autumn-like afternoon last week turned settled into a cool evening, three friends and I dined with about 150 others at a long communal table on the farm at Hancock Shaker Village  in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, about 3 hours … Read More...

Fun DIY Raised Bed Gardens From Interlocking Blocks

September 15, 2013


Here’s how to create an urban garden in a snap. A couple of friends, a designer and two “produce evangelists” from Portland, Oregon (where else, right?) have joined forces to develop a Lego-like modular system for making easy-to-assemble raised bedsRead More...

Végétagère Modular Container Gardening System by Frédéric Malphettes

September 14, 2013


Végétagère, a hybrid plant trellis shelving system composed of modular wood shelves with openings to accept stackable vegetable fiber pots, debuted at last spring’s Jardins Jardin, the edgy urban garden design show in Paris’s Tuilleries Gardens.


Parisian designer Frédéric Malphettes

An Edible Roundup: Where We’ve Been Eating Lately

August 16, 2013


Lately we’ve featured a few can’t-miss culinary ventures, including tasty fried flowers prepared by a foraging chef, and an idyllic restaurant famed for its onsite laboratory and farm. Here’s a quick look back at the edible innovations we’ve been exploring, Read More...

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