Marion Owen Alaska

My podcast story: I want to be open to the gifts

On a beautiful fall day, podcaster Catherine Praiswater stopped by the garden to ask me about the birds and the bees. Eagles and bumblebees, actually. She adjusted

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What’s your Why?

I invite you to pause and ponder for a moment…
Why do you get up in the morning?
Why do you volunteer at the animal shelter?

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Is your lawn organic? (Think barefoot kids and wild salmon)

Don’t you just love wriggling your toes on green grass? Me, too. Until one summer day in the park. Picture this: Several boys playing frisbee in the park. Barefoot. The kids were having fun. But yikes! They were romping on grass treated with chemicals.

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A recipe for stained glass potatoes, and late summer gardening tips from Kodiak, Alaska

To a plant, it’s all about light. Light is the magic engine that drives growth. It also drives my gardening activities here in Kodiak, Alaska. Not to poo-poo gardeners in the Lower 48, but during August, we lose a whopping two hours and 20 minutes of daylight. Poof. Just like that. So, what to do?

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