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Jeff’s Schedule for May 30, 2016

Here’s where I’ll be this week. Come join me!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 6:00—8:00PM
The Successful Gardener:
Good Neighbors: Companion Planting for a Healthier Garden. $10.00
Reynolds Homestead, 407 Homestead Lane, Critz, VA, 24082
Here’s more information

Companion Planting is an ancient concept that is new again. We will look at ways to get more fresh food from your garden, attract pollinators and beneficial insects, and repel the critters that cause us trouble.

Contact: Lisa Martin (276)694-7181 ext. 22 or martinlm@vt.edu

June 1-5, 2016 In the Herb Garden
Valle Crucis Conference Center, Valle Crucis, NC

I’m doing garden maintenance at the Conference Center this week. If you live in the Boone, NC, area and you’d like me to come by and help you with a garden consultation, I’d love to do it. I’m familiar with mountain gardens, their challenges and their beauty. In an hour, I can solve problems, identify plants, show you some opportunities, and help you enjoy your garden even more! If you’re interested, contact me here.

I’m available for Home Landscape consultations, Farm visits, and small business training and consultation. You can reach me here.

Remember to enjoy your garden, because THAT’S what makes you a Successful Gardener!

Hope to see you some time this week!

Peace, Grace, & Love,
Jeff

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What Are You Putting Out Into The World?

“If all the things of this world were gone suddenly, & only my emotions, beliefs, & thoughtforms were left, what would I be made of? Joy, Peace, Contentment? Or anger, hate, & fear? ”
– Nevada Barr

Our emotions put energy out into the world. You see it at sporting events, bars, in any crowd. We do it as individuals, too. When we feel out of sorts, inevitably we have experiences that seem to make it worse. The grumpier we are, the more @$$#%[€$ we meet. When we are feeling great, it takes a lot to bring us down. Everyone we meet is a Beautiful person.

Our emotions, beliefs and thought forms are the energy we put out into the world to create the world we inhabit. Our beliefs shape our reactions to experiences. If we think that the world is going to hell in a hand-basket, that’s what we’ll look for, and that’s what we’ll see. If we see the world as a Beautiful place that offers us the chance to become Who We Really Are, then we will see exciting opportunities all around us.

Our thoughtforms, all of those thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions that we use to create our lives, comprise the stories we tell ourselves that define how we experience the world. I call that your Personal Mythology. Myths are not lies. They are metaphor, analogy, poetry, story – all written in your mind as the saga of YOU. The story we write into the world can be an unconscious mash-up of random experiences or they can be an epic collection of adventures. It’s a choice we are given the moment we are conceived.

Call together the best parts of yourself. Seek out those things in yourself that bring out the best in you. Put that energy out into the world. Create your world with that energy.

REMEMBER – I AM creating My World by the emotions I put out into the world. Today I AM Joy. I AM Peace. I AM Contentment.

And So It Is!!!

~ Inspired by a tense morning and then finding this post from December 2015.

Peace, Grace, & Love,
Jeff

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Forgive The Hurt.

“What if we just forgave the hurt?”

I was looking for something else in my e-mail queue and ran across this single line in an email from 2011. I sometimes write messages to myself so I’ll remember a particular thing. Those messages tend to pop up at the most opportune times.

What if we DID forgive all hurt we’ve felt in our lives? What if we did just let go of all of it, and gave ourselves permission to not be pissed-off or broken-hearted or driven by revenge? Think about all of the time and energy you’ve put into that hurt. No, I take that back. Dwelling on that won’t let go of the pain. Just let it go. Do something else instead.

“But I can’t do that!”, we bluster, “That ________________ did _________________ to me!” Yeah, probably. But that part’s not what I’m talking about. There are dozens, maybe hundreds of writing on how holding a grudge only hurts the person holding it so tight. I’m not going to add to that. Not this time anyway.

I’m talking about letting go of all that pent-up pain we all carry collectively. The pain might be cultural, regional, religious,or nationalistic. It’s certainly been visible this election cycle, and it has been popping out all over the world for quite some time. We can see the results in all of the violence and misery in the world. There are a LOT of different reasons for that violence, and many varied causes of that misery. I’m not trying to minimize the effects or downplay any contributing factors. But carrying all that shit around makes stopping the violence and ending the suffering harder to do.

I don’t have any magic stuff for you to do to let go of all that. Not that there’s no solution, it’s just that every one of us has a solution that will work for us. Some will rely on their Faith. Others will seek therapy. The one I like the best is just to say, “Fuck it. I’m done with that.” I’ve used all three methods and more besides. It takes me a while, but eventually I get there.

So how long does it take to do this letting go thing? I have no idea. I come from a long line of grudge holders of which I may be the best. That’s not a thing I’m proud of, but something that explained my difficulty in letting things go. There’s a collective hurt from both sides of my family that has affected me for all of my life. Now that I know it, I know where that resistance to Forgiveness comes from. And I can do, and am doing, something about it. Which is letting it go. So you can see that this letting go business can be a pretty handy skill to have.

Forgiveness is a Powerful letting go, and one that can change the world. As with so many other Powerful things, the process begins with US. Not that “other” person. We can work on ourselves, let go of all of the BS in our lives, and become the people that can change the world.

REMEMBER – I AM letting go of all of the hurt, pain, and anger in My Life.
And So It Is!

~ Inspired by The Season of Nonviolence
Peace, Grace, & Love,
Jeff

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Love and Listen

Listening is a skill that is not practiced much these days. Look at politics, religion, culture. Even with all of the ways we have to communicate, we just don’t value listening any more. We’re so busy TELLING, we don’t have the silence in which to listen. I believe that we are afraid. Of what, it’s hard to say. If we’re shouting as loud as we can all the time, always insisting that, “I’m right, and you’re wrong!”, then we have this convoluted belief that nobody will find out how terrified we are.

I can hear the guys all puffing up, blustering, “ I ain’t afraid of a goddamn thing!” Yeah, Brother, I been there. It don’t change the fact that the role of men has changed so much that none of us knows what the hell to do anymore. Frankly, I believe women are in the same place in human culture. Things change fast. Jobs are hard to come by, relationships are difficult, everything gets more expensive. The life our parents led doesn’t exist anymore. When you only look at what you don’t have, there’s no wonder we’re all scared shitless. Thing of it is, we are looking at the wrong stuff. Let’s stop an listen for a while. And it is vital you listen to people, not sound and fury.

Once you are quiet yourself, then the “reality” of sound and fury begins to get more than a little thin. When you start to listen to people, then you start to hear things like, “I’m having trouble supporting my family. The things I was told aren’t true anymore, and I just don’t know what to do.” As we begin to listen to those words, then it’s less likely that the other stuff – blaming “others”, the anger, the political division – would develop. On the other side of that equation, if we would say those words, and then listen for an answer, we might actually hear, “ Here’s some help you might be interested in.”

Listening isn’t passive, though. You may have to do something to be able to hear over all the noise that we create. Yes, we do this to ourselves. Our Personal Mythology is what we use to create our Life. If that mythology is full of victimhood, prejudice, and bombast, then it gets tough to hear Love, Compassion, and Empathy. It’s even tougher to manifest those qualities.

I was listening to a debate on the radio the other day, and it was surprisingly civil. Frankly, that’s the only reason I listened. Once the shouting starts, my Bullshit meter goes off, and I change the stuff I listen to. That’s true even if I agree with the subject. Volume doesn’t add much to a debate. The point, is though, the folks still weren’t listening. They had well-packaged sound bites and talking points, which both debaters had heard before. They said as much. The discussion then turned to, “We get to this point, and our beliefs just don’t let us go any farther”. When you insist that your way is the only way, that’s what happens. It seems that we are not confident enough in our God (Insert your choice of Deity here.), our fellow man and woman, or ourselves. “Oh, I have plenty of faith! It’s that other person that’s the problem!” Maybe that’s true. Maybe not. And before you think I’m picking on any particular group here, I have to admit you’re right. The group that causes all the trouble is…ALL of us.

Unconditional Love is the answer to all this mess. It ain’t an easy answer, mind you. But as messy as it can be, it works. Somebody has to go first. I’m willing. Are you?

REMEMBER – I AM Loving Unconditionally. I AM Listening quietly.
And So It Is!

~ Inspired by The Season of Nonviolence.

Peace, Grace, & Love,
Jeff

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Jeff’s Schedule for May 16-21, 2016

Here’s where I’ll be this week. Come join me!

Monday, May 16, 2016 6:00-9:00PM. Agripreneurship Seminar: The Cash & The Cost Share
This is a FREE seminar!
Small Business Center, Stanly Community College, 143 N 2nd St, Albemarle, NC 28001
Here’s more information.

Ag Entrepreneurs create new ways of solving problems and creating value while using and protecting our natural resources. They meet the needs of our society while nourishing our families and developing our communities. They may create new production methods, or even new ways to do business. Tonight you’ll find out how to be Intentional about making a profit on your farm. You’ll learn to use 2 of the most essential tools of farm business management – enterprise budgets and cash flow projections.

Contact: Alicia Herrin (704) 991-0182 or aherrin2506@stanly.edu

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:30—8:30PM Good Neighbors: Companion Planting for a Healthier Garden

Renfrow Hardware, 188 North Trade Street, Matthews, NC
Cost: $20.00 per person, 2 or more family members $15.00 each

Companion Planting is an ancient concept that is new again. We’ll look at ways to get more fresh food from your garden, attract pollinators and beneficial insects, and repel the critters that cause us trouble.

Contact: pressly@renfrowfarm.com or call the store and leave a message 704- 847-4088. You
can also join us without registering.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:00AM-12:00PM Morning Edition, Companion Planting for a Healthier Garden

Renfrow Hardware, 188 North Trade Street, Matthews, NC
Cost: $20.00 per person, 2 or more family members $15.00 each

For those of you who can’t make it on Tuesday, here’s your second chance to learn the basics of companion planting. Companion planting is an ancient concept that is new again. We’ll look at ways to get more fresh food from your garden, attract pollinators and beneficial insects, and repel the critters that cause us trouble.

Contact: pressly@renfrowfarm.com or call the store and leave a message 704- 847-4088. You
can also join us without registering.
I’ll be in the Matthews, NC area through Saturday, May 21. Remember that I’m available for Home Landscape consultations, Farm visits, and small business training and consultation. You can reach me here.

Remember to enjoy your garden, because THAT’S what makes you a Successful Gardener!

Hope to see you some time this week!

Peace, Grace, & Love,
Jeff

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Good Neighbors

One of the most interesting concepts I’ve run across in my 30-some years as a horticulture professional is the concept of companion planting. Using the natural benefits of biodiversity, a gardener can use plants to assist each other in the garden. There are plants that can share space easily. Some plants encourage the growth of other plants. There are other plants that inhibit growth of surrounding plants. Plants can either repel or attract insect, too.

I know this sounds a bit incredible.  In my 30 years of experience using this technique in the garden, I’ve seen it work over and over. There’s a lot of history behind it, too. The oldest type of companion planting that I’ve been aware of is the Native American “Three Sisters” method of planting corn, then planting beans that use the corn as a trellis. The beans, in turn, provided nitrogen for the corn. Squash was then planted under the corn to spread under the corn plants to act as a living mulch. I remember my grandpa planting pole beans in his corn when I was very young.

I started using Companion planting almost as soon as I started gardening on my own. My tattered copy of The Mother Earth News Almanac from around 1980 has the chart that I still share in my classes today. It has saved me countless hours of pest management, hundreds of dollars in pesticides not sprayed, and thousands of hours of enjoying my garden because of all of the beneficial critters I find in the garden.

So what are the basics of companion planting? Mixed plantings for insect pest management are where most folks begin. (You can find a decent list here.) To get you started, I’ll offer the most reliable combination that I have come across. I always plant sweet basil near my tomatoes and peppers. The scent of the basil keeps aphids away. I use 1 basil plant for every 4-6 tomato or pepper plants. And I’ve learned more over the years. About 4 years ago, I was having real trouble with stinkbugs in the garden. Since those pests are so hard to control without strong pesticides, I had just about given up on producing tomatoes organically. When I started growing lots of Holy Basil for tea, however, I began to see a dramatic reduction in stinkbugs numbers. At the same time, I had begun to really mix my plantings, combining vegetables, herbs and flowers into all my garden beds. As I did this, the stinkbugs numbers dropped even more. While you can’t consider this result “research”, the results were clear enough to me that I encourage mixed plantings more and more in my work.

I mentioned the “Three Sisters” of corn, beans and squash earlier. Using space effectively is another strategy used in companion planting. Planting tall crops like okra over an earlier planting of lettuce will put 2 crops in the same spot. This technique is especially useful for small plantings. You can sow fast-growing crops like lettuce or radishes in between slower growing crops like broccoli or cabbage. The radishes will be gone long before the cole crops are ready. The lettuce will be helped by the shade from the broccoli as the weather heats up.

Weeds can be a real problem in the garden, and companion planting can help here, too. The technique of cover cropping uses plants to smother weedy plants’ growth. Quick-growing species like rye grass, crimson clover, and buckwheat shade out most weeds and out compete them for nutrients. They also add organic matter, and in the case of clover, add nitrogen to the soil. If you’re able to kill the cover crop in place, you can also grow your own mulch!

It’s important to understand that using these techniques is benefitted by using few, if any pesticides. Companion planting relies on living organisms to do its best work. Even pesticides like insecticidal soap kills more beneficial insects than pests. If you have to spray, know what the consequences will be. For instance, caterpillars, even canker worms, on cole crops can devastate a planting. Using a biological pesticide like Bacillus thuringiensis (“Bt”) will give you good control of caterpillars. But that includes all the butterfly larvae, too. Herbicides may seem “safe”, but they can harm our crops by drifting sprays and vapors. I’ve damaged tomato plants by spraying glyphosate in my garden before the tomatoes were planted! Fungicides kill more beneficial organisms than harmful ones. Sometimes the answer is to spray. Be sure you asked the right question. That question is, “What will happen to all of the Life in my garden if I spray this?”

Growing a mix of crops like this can confuse pests, provide habitat for predator insects, and help you grow your own fertilizer and mulch. As you grow a more diverse garden, full of flowers, herbs, and vegetables, you’ll enjoy your garden more. And THAT’S what makes you a successful gardener!!!

Peace, Grace, & Love,
Jeff

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Jeff’s Schedule for May 9-14, 2016

Here’s where I’ll be this week. Come join me!

Monday, May 9, 2016 6:00-9:00PM. Agripreneurship Seminar: The Business
This is a FREE seminar!
Small Business Center, Stanly Community College, 143 N 2nd St, Albemarle, NC 28001
Here’s more info: https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=500360033

Ag Entrepreneurs create new ways of solving problems and creating value while using and protecting our natural resources. They meet the needs of our society while nourishing our families and developing our communities. They may create new production methods, or even new ways to do business. Tonight you’ll find out how to create your business – choosing a structure, deciding on Organic certification, GAPs and food safety, and what it means to operations.

Contact: Alicia Herrin (704) 991-0182 or aherrin2506@stanly.edu

May 10-12, 2016 In the Herb Garden
Valle Crucis Conference Center, Valle Crucis, NC

I’m doing Spring maintenance at the Conference Center this week. If you live in the Boone, NC, area and you’d like me to come by and help you with a garden consultation, I’d love to do it. I’m familiar with mountain gardens, their challenges and their beauty. In an hour, I can solve problems, identify plants, show you some opportunities, and help you enjoy your garden even more! If you’re interested, contact me here.

Saturday, May 14, 2016 Spring Cleaning at the Homestead!
Reynolds Homestead, 407 Homestead Lane, Critz, VA, 24082

Reynolds Homestead will host a Spring Cleaning Service Day on Saturday May 14th from 10 am – 4pm. They welcome families, civic groups, scout troops, people seeking community service hours, or anyone interested in lending a helping hand to join us as we work to spruce up the beautiful grounds!
Contact Rachel Lagergren, rlagergren@vt.edu or Sarah Wray, wrayse88@vt.edu for additional information or to RSVP. or give us a call, 276-694-7181
They will provide lunch for those that R.S.V.P. I hope you’ll join us!

Remember that I’m available for Home Landscape consultations, Farm visits, and small business training and consultation. You can reach me here.

Remember to enjoy your garden, because THAT’S what makes you a Successful Gardener!

Hope to see you some time this week!

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Generosity

In his book, Rob Brezsny say that we can have anything we want as long as we ask for it in an unselfish way. Like much of his writing, he uses some really strange ways to get us to think about our Lives and the way we live them. There’s even some science behind that approach to generosity.

When I think of a generous person, though, getting something in return has nothing to do with it. Giving of one’s self is done in an unconscious way, without a thought of return. That characteristic puts Generosity squarely in the manifestation of Unconditional Love. This makes sense, too. Like Kindness, Goodness, and Gentleness, Generosity comes naturally in the expression of Love. The old saying that someone would “give you the shirt off his back” is a prime example of a Generous heart at work. And that kind of generosity would not demand an adherence to some kind of orthodoxy for it to be practiced.

Too often we expect recipients of generosity to “deserve” what they receive. Conditional giving isn’t generosity. It’s judgement. As a person who grew up in the Christian Faith, I will remind us that the only condition that Jesus put on anything was very simple. “GO, and sin no more”, or some other words to that effect. He knew that people aren’t perfect, and that people will do all kinds of things before they do the right thing (Sorry, WC). So what does he mean by that statement? “I’m not gonna judge you. You shouldn’t judge yourself, either. Live your Life so you won’t get in that kind of trouble again. “ There’s no mention of him going around checking on everybody, so I think we can assume he meant that we had the responsibility for Living that kind of Life on our own shoulders.

Lots of times people can’t do that for some reason. They need help. That’s where the Generous heart comes in. Most of us have received help at some time in our Lives. Why not “pay it forward”? In all of the spiritual traditions that I have studied, Generosity is a virtue, and should be practiced unconditionally. But you have to give unselfishly.

Giving unwanted clothing and other personal property isn’t really Generosity, either. It’s a form of recycling. That’s a noble endeavor, and one I support wholeheartedly. But it’s a different reason to Give. Unless you could give away all those designer clothes and name brand goodies as soon as you bought them, it’s got a condition – You don’t want it. I’m not saying Generosity has be painful. In fact, it should be one of the most joyous things we do. Judgement of ourselves and others tend to get in the way of Joy.

Unselfish, Joyous Giving. That’s Generosity to me. It can be practiced most any time. Start with the simple stuff.

REMEMBER – I AM a Generous person. I give unselfishly. I give with Joy.
And So It Is!

Inspired by The Season of Nonviolence
Peace, Grace, & Love,
Jeff

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Respect

It’s become a common thing to offer Love or Respect or Forgiveness only if we think they DESERVE it. How ‘bout we practice Compassion instead?

Reposted from last October. It seemed to fit the subject.

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
~ The Dalai Lama

We haven’t forgotten Compassion. You see it every time there’s a tragedy, as if it’s a reflex action of Humanity. It’s like it’s a part of Who We Really Are. That’s because it IS a part of us. What we have to learn is how to practice Compassion in our everyday Lives. Fortunately, there is a good starting point for this practice. It’s called The Golden Rule.
We all know it in some form – Treat other people the way you want to be treated. Taken literally, The Rule is very simple and straightforward. I like straightforward. So how do you want to be treated? “Oh, that’s easy! I want to be treated with respect for me, my beliefs, my culture, my, my, my, me, me, me, mine, mine, mine.” Hmmm…What happened to straightforward? Oh, The Rule is still very simple. It’s just not self-centered.
“Me” and “You” is not the way The Rule works. For The Rule to work, it’s US (FYI, I don’t mean the U.S.). All of us together. Now the unique thing for humans is that we must see ourselves as individual parts of the whole of Humanity. It’s important that we see ourselves this way. Not as some nameless cog, but as a vital part of Humanity. It’s equally as vital to see everybody else in that same way. We all have a role to play. It’s to become Who I Really Am, a Loving, Compassionate Soul, Living a Creative, Abundant Life, in an Organic, Solar-Powered Body. As we do this, we learn learn how to Create the World as It Really Is, an Abundant, Verdant Paradise that is literally “Heaven on Earth”. That’s a tall order, right? Totally impossible in this day and age. Ain’t no way that’s happnin’. We’d need a miracle!
That’s wrong on all counts. It’s completely doable, and it won’t take a miracle. It will mean that we must treat each other, ALL beings, with Unconditional Love, Genuine Compassion, and Wholehearted Empathy. “Oh, that will never happen!” Why? “Because THEY won’t change!” Who is this mysterious “they” you refer to? “Well, it’s _______, and it’s ______, and it’s _____. THEY cause it all!” It’s always somebody else isn’t it? Nope, it’s us. We created the world as it is now. We can change it.
We start creating the World As It Really Is with what WE can do for each other. To do that, I have to work on becoming Who I Really Am. You have to work on becoming Who You Really Are. Part of that is learning how to live in a Compassionate way, teaching (by example) others how to be more Compassionate, and doing all of the things that learning and teaching Love and Compassion entail. I refer to this as working on a Master’s Degree in Spiritual Alchemy. Other times I refer to it as getting my $#!+ together.
Living in Compassion means that you show Unconditional Love to All of creation. ALL of it. That might just mean cutting others a lot of slack, not expecting perfection. That’s what we’d want, to be cut a lot of slack, not having perfection expected of us. We’d want other folks to treat us that way. So we should treat them the way we want to be treated. Straightforward. Simple.
The Rule works. It works its best when we remember that it’s about how we treat others, not how others treat us.
REMEMBER – I AM a Loving, Compassionate Soul, Living a Creative, Abundant Life, in an Organic, Solar-Powered Body.
And So It Is!
~ Inspired by an article on NOLA.com
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/10/south_carolina_flood_aid.html
It’s a political post, but it’s what got me to thinkin’ about the subject.

Peace, Grace, & Love,
Jeff

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Jeff’s Schedule for May 2-7, 2016

Here’s where I’ll be teaching this week. Come join me!

*Just a note; I’m grading papers this week, so the schedule is light. If you’d like to schedule a home or farm visit, contact me here. I’ll get back to you next week.

Monday, May 2, 2016 6:00-9:00PM. Agripreneurship Seminar: The Customer and The Story
This is a FREE seminar!
Due to a scheduling conflict, we’ve had to repeat this one.
Small Business Center, Stanly Community College, 143 N 2nd St, Albemarle, NC 28001
Here’s more info: https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=500360033

Ag Entrepreneurs create new ways of solving problems and creating value while using and protecting our natural resources. They meet the needs of our society while nourishing our families and developing our communities. They may create new production methods, or even new ways to do business. Tonight you’ll find out who your customer is (Hint: It ain’t everybody that eats), how to find out more about them, and how to tell them the story of your business.

Contact: Alicia Herrin (704) 991-0182 or aherrin2506@stanly.edu

Thursday, May 5, 2016 Farm Business Management
Central Carolina Community College, Pittsboro,
**This is a curriculum course and registration is closed for the semester.

You can cultivate profit in the same way you cultivate your crops. Good planning helps you work ON your business as much as you work IN your business. Creating and analyzing enterprise and whole farm budgets cultivate the farm’s operation in order to grow your farm’s profits.
This class can be offered at your community college, too. Contact me to find out how.

Saturday, May 7, 2016. In the Greenhouse at Renfrow’s! 9:00AM-2:00PM
Renfrow Hardware, 188 North Trade Street, Matthews, NC
Open Wednesday- Friday 8AM-5PM Saturday 8AM-2PM
Here’s more information: http://www.renfrowhardware.com

While not a class in the strict sense, I’m glad to answer questions while you’re picking up vegetable, herb, and flower plants. Renfrows has a good selection of fruit trees, berry bushes, and grape vines, too. Plus, they have the best selection of vegetable seeds in the Charlotte metro area.
***Plants, seeds and gardening supplies make a GREAT Mother’s Day Gift!!!***
Contact: Renfrow Hardware (704)847-4088 or http://www.renfrowhardware.com/contact-us

Remember that I’m available for Home Landscape consultations, Farm visits, and small business training and consultation. You can reach me here.

Happy Mother’s Day to ALL of you Moms out there, but especially to my Ma, Mary Rieves. Love you, Ma!!!

Remember to enjoy your garden, because THAT’S what makes you a Successful Gardener!

Hope to see you some time this week!

Peace, Grace, & Love,
Jeff

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