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Mt. Olympus Community Garden Dedication

The pergola structure Paul got donated and constructed by Zwick Construction

Over the last year an a half I’ve been privileged to be involved with the design and implementation of Salt Lake County’s newest community garden, Mt. Olympus Community Gardens in Holladay.  My involvement began  by meeting with the group to discuss the feasibility of the Garden and to create a basic design plan for the for the Garden layout.  A wonderful County Councilwoman, Jani Iwamoto, initiated the project to solve two problems- to make use of a weedy patch of…

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Giant Pumpkin Quest Vegetable Gardening

Giant Pumpkin Quest 2012: Start Your Engines!

Baby Katie at the 2009 Weigh Off- her Mom is easily hiding behind this 900 lb. pumpkin, holding her in place (nobody worry!)

I come by my love of gardening honestly.  My Great-Grandfather was a Swiss immigrant who owned a florist shop as did several of his children.  All are gardeners including my Grandma who had an incredible vegetable garden.  My Grandpa and several other relatives are farmers.  My Dad’s folks were into the whole ‘gardening’ thing too on their 5 acre property.  My own parents have lovely gardens.  Mom takes care of the flowers part of thing, as is her heritage: However,…

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