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Stop Allergies! How to Plant Pretty Protective Hedges

If you have allergy offending trees or shrubs in your neighborhood (probably because of a very common case of botanical sexism), one of the best things you can do to protect yourself from the pollen is to plant a tall dense hedge.  If placed on the windward side of your property it will reduce your exposure by filtering and blocking pollen particles. That said, many common hedges are problematic for allergy sufferers. Privet, male yew, male juniper, male willow, mountain laurel, and any type of cypress, olive and arborvitae are all poor choices as they tend to be quite allergenic. ...
Can you make a living farming other people's front yards?

Can You Make a Living Farming Other People’s Front Yards?

Can you make a living farming other people's front yards? Jim Kovaleski is a nomadic gardener and he proves the answer is yes. Yes, you can make a life and living farming and feeding your neighbors on land you don't own. Do I want to make my living farming other people's front gardens?  Not really - my own exhausts me. But I would enthusiastically support someone who wanted to use my land to create a market business. If you are in Central MA, and are interested, lets talk (I've got space, if you need it). But furthermore, I'd love to see ...

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