If you're scratching your head for a unique gift for the gardener in your life (even if that's yourself), how about going local? In this article, "Gift Ideas for Gardeners," you'll find five ideas from Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Pictured on the left: ratchet pruner from Florian Tools in Southington, CT. On the right: the Spear Head Spade, invented and manufactured by a Windsor, CT, company.
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Once upon a time, not long ago, farming and gardening were a necessary part of most families' lives and highly visible to young children. Now, in many cases, adults have to take the time to make sure children know their food doesn't magically materialize behind the fast-food counter.
Read my latest article from The Day newspapers, New London, CT, about books and activity kits that help kids discover the garden path. I interview Lori Paradis Brant, a veteran of environmental education with Connecticut Forest and Park Association.