Byline: By EVELINE MacDOUGALL

Elyse Moore’s remarkable dedication to growing and sharing fresh produce echoes practices of her ancestors dating back nearly 150 years.A glimpse...

Bill Callahan’s home garden in Greenfield features six varieties of tomatoes, and five of peppers. “I use a combination for depth of flavor in my...

At a recent gathering, about 20 people admired the wisteria climbing Ann Carr’s porch column, took in the fragrance of roses and complimented Carr...

From choked jungle to prolific homestead

6/8/21

When Mary Chicoine purchased her home in Greenfield 10 years ago, “It was a mess, a complete jungle,” she said. “You could hardly walk through the...

Homegrown paradise vanquishes a difficult past

5/25/21

When standing before a certain Forest Avenue home in Greenfield, one can hear a pleasant and soothing sound of moving water. The eye is drawn to a...

Bonding over bees

5/12/21

“Of the five kids in my family, I was the one glued to our dad. I picked up woodworking skills from him,” said Jeffrey Blomstedt, a longtime Gill...

Enthusiasm radiates from Turners Falls resident Audrey Kaiser, 14, as she describes her interests: “I love pretty much anything that happens...

Healing with herbs

4/14/21

“Yes, Bonnie Bloom is my real name,” said Bonnie Bloom, a local herbalist. Sitting in her small greenhouse, she added, “When emigrating from...

A dream home come true in Bernardston

3/30/21

Gloria and Ervin Meluleni are living their dream. “We live on land we love in a home we built ourselves. We connect with friends and community...

Cultivating native habitat

3/16/21

Local homeowners and gardeners interested in making an ecological difference can feel encouraged because it’s not only easy, it’s also fun...

Dreaming of gardens

3/3/21

Wisty Rorabacher’s practice of starting garden plants indoors was born of necessity: “In Arkansas, we lived a two-hour drive from any place that...

Filling a home with music

2/17/21

For hours each day, Alan Rulewich listens to music in his Bernardston home-studio. The verb “listens” may seem passive, yet in Rulewich’s case, it...

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