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Eating Golden Apple

Day one of our big trip has just passed and I’ve already managed to try a new fruit. I expected to eat a lot of my favourite fruit on this trip, but I didn’t anticipate finding anything, besides breadfruit, that I haven’t tried already. We half walked, half bussed our way to the nearest town

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Little Lizard

Okay, I’ll admit it doesn’t look like much, but if you put your face really close to the monitor and squint you can see a little green lizard lounging on a branch. Cute! The next time you hear from me, I’ll be combing branches for little lizards just like this one. Squee!


Preordering Grow Great Grub

About two weeks ago I was pleasantly surprised by the arrival of a copy of my new book, Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces, fresh off the presses. I had a hand in every facet of making this book, from writing to photography to designing the layout. The wear and tear on my

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Taking a New Look at Carnivorous Plants

I just read a fascinating piece via the Telegraph UK that is absolutely blowing my mind. Researchers at the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew have conducted a study looking into plant behavior, specifically carnivorous plants, and are concluding that there are hundreds more carnivorous plants out there in the world than previously realized. Many of which

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Storefront Gardens

My pal Barry and I started a new, collaborative internet website (aka “blog” if you must) called Storefront Gardens, documenting the various shop window gardens we pass by in our day-to-day lives and travels. Recently, while enjoying our new favourite espresso-based coffee beverage, cortados, we discovered a mutual fascination for these unusual botanical window displays.

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