About: Christy Wilhelmi

I'm the author of Gardening For Geeks and founder of Gardenerd (gardenerd.com), where I publish monthly newsletters, weekly blog posts, and podcasts. I also specialize in small-space, organic vegetable garden design and consulting. Between 70 and 80 percent of my family’s produce comes from our garden of less than 200 square feet. I live in Los Angeles with my husband, some chickens, and two gardens.

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Edible Gardening in the Renaissance

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What grew in the Renaissance garden? Many familiar favorites, from cabbage to strawberries. More»

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      Presidential Death Beds & Independence Day

      Here’s a little history trivia about this special day

      John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Founding Fathers and the second and third Presidents of the United States, both died on July 4, 1826, on the 50th anniversary of Independence Day. 

      Because of their opposing views on politics as well as their contrasting personalities, the two men were not on friendly terms, and rumor has it that Adams’ last words on his deathbed were “Jefferson survives.” Little did he know that Jefferson had actually died five hours earlier.

      Leaving you with that conversation starter, we hope you celebrate this day with friends and family and feast like the Romans!

      07/04/15

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