Monthly Archives: November 2017

Growing food in greenhouses: practical and profitable

Horticulture at Technical College

Photo by RJ Sangosti of The Denver Post

In food deserts and in climates with short growing seasons, the wave of the future may well be found in greenhouses. Within the controlled environment of a greenhouse, growers can produce yields of salad greens, strawberries, tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables.
The future of food includes greenhouses, vertical gardening, hydroponics, aquaponics and other urban horticultural practices that can deliver better quality food with fewer chemicals and less water.
At Pickens Technical College in Aurora, Colorado, the new head of the department, Sam Shroyer, is leading the charge. Learn more in my feature published by The Denver Post.
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Expert tips for setting a memorable table

Thanksgiving table setting ideas

Photo by John Leyba of The Denver Post

 

Thanksgiving has come and gone, but these tips apply to any table for any special occasion. My article published in The Denver Post includes tips from a Sur la Table chef and two design experts from an events company celebrating their 70-year-old anniversary this year. Whether rustic or elegant, there’s something for everyone.

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Five easy handmade gifts from the heart

 

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Image from The Denver Post

 

Here come the holidays, and the season of hostess gifts and gift exchanges. Even if you’re on an budget or find yourself lacking Martha Stewart homemaking skills, these gifts will do the trick.

Have a look at my article published in The Denver Post.

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Botanical illlustration: where science and art meet

Botanic art and illustration

Illustration by Randy Raak | Photo by RJ Sangosti of The Denver Post

Even if your garden is put to bed after the growing season, you can find delight in botanical illustrations. Part science and part art, botanical illustrations provide painstakingly detailed looks at fruits, flowers, vegetables, trees–any member of the plant kingdom.
One of the most rewarding aspects of botanical illustrations is that they can provide us with a look at plants from seed to blossom to flower to fruit–all in one image.
Whether you’re interested in pursuing botanical illustration or simply want a close-up appreciation of plants, have a look at my article published in The Denver Post. You’ll find a number of examples of artfully rendered botanical illustrations.

 

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