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Taking care of ourselves and each other: Self-reliance, sustainibility, and Andrew Zolli

Taking care of ourselves and each other: Self-reliance, sustainibility, and Andrew Zolli

  Around about Thanksgiving is pretty much when I close up the summer and early fall making/doing/storing food bustle. I’m getting ready to hunker down; you’d think I was a squirrel. South Dakota winters have a way of sticking in memory even all these 29 […]

Charlottesville’s Landmark Hotel – Perfect location for a Vertical Garden

Charlottesville’s Landmark Hotel – Perfect location for a Vertical Garden

I’ve seen lots of images of roof gardens topping contemporary buildings but there is also a movement to create vertical gardens in European cities.  The picture of what I suggest for the Landmark Hotel is so completely clear, amazing and impressive that I’ll start there […]