Author Archive for Douglas

Writer and podcaster with several blogs and podcasts, including A Gardener's Notebook at I grew up in a small Ohio town, gardening at the knee of my grandmother and father, but spent a long time living in apartments in the big city of Los Angeles. After 10 years, a lovely house was found in the Van Nuys area of the San Fernando Valley and this home came with mature gardens and not a spec of lawn. It was time to start gardening again -- and A Gardener's Notebook was born. You can also find me on twitter at @douglaswelch.

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The Urban Garden

January 28, 20100 Comments

Many of us dream of starting a garden, but if you live in a big city you may be discouraged to try. Planting your own food or simply showing your children how food grows can be both therapeutic and self-sustaining. Today’s Daily Bite will hopefully inspire you to turn that urban backyard into your own […]

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Why We Garden

Why We Garden

January 14, 20100 Comments

To the uninitiated, or perhaps uninterested, gardeners can seem like fussy, badly dressed Earth Mothers and Earth Fathers who rummage around the yard. Well, at least that’s what I probably look like. But in reality, we are all gardeners in a sense – even if we don’t actually go out and mess about in the […]

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