The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Longwood Gardens

Flowers at Longwood GardensBesides catching up with wonderful old friends, the highlight of my trip was a visit to Longwood Gardens on Friday.  I know I blab about plants endlessly, but the truth is that I often get bored by gardens which are simply ornamental with no fruits or vegetables.  But despite being beautiful, Longwood was anything but boring.

Another photo of the beautiful Longwood, and some of its features....



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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