Everything’s Coming Up Green

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It was market day at the Whitelock Community Farm — its first market day ever. Another goal accomplished in the Farm’s mission to take Reservoir Hill off the list of Baltimore’s food deserts. There was a steady flow of customers at the stand and the first greens of the season sold out. I was the […]

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Bloomin’ Among the Ruin

Detroit has fallen on some hard times. Its wealth and prosperity are gone. What was once a vibrant city with two million inhabitants has become a broken, hollow and burnt out shell — almost. Scratch the grime encrusted surface of this city and you can still make out the grandeur that was there during the […]

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Southern Natives Flourish in Buffalo

Forcing tropical plants to grow in the snow belt has been a passion at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens since its Victorian glass house was built in 1900.   Growing natives was not de rigeur a hundred years ago, so exotic heat lovers were coaxed into bloom under a dome.  And what a dome […]

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