May 31, 2019 Why Do You Garden, Charles McIlvaine, Virginia Woolf, Martha Maxwell, Walt Whitman, This Compost, Photo Friday, Hosta Inventory, Calvin Lamborn and the invention of Sugar Snap Peas

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Why do you garden? This was a question that was posted in a Facebook group I belong to, and it received over 1400 responses. The most popular were: it’s calming to bring beauty into my life to connect with nature healthy food There’s another benefit that many people often overlook: staying physically active. If you…

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The Father of the Sugar Snap Pea: Calvin Lamborn

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“I miss my father. I remember the night he died. I came in from the field and I was talking about the peas, and for the first time, he wasn’t interested.” In May 1979, Dr. Calvin Lamborn bred snow peas and English shelling peas together to create the Sugar Snap Pea at his Magic Seed…

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