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Richard Sidy
Independent Columnist

Richard Sidy is president of the Gardens for Humanity, a founding member of the Sustainability Alliance and a member of the Verde Valley Food Policy Council. To reach him, email richardvsidy@mac.com.

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, I recall a grapevine pruning workshop we held at Clear Creek Vineyard and Winery in Camp Verde one Valentine’s Day.

By Richard Sidy February 5, 2024
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The English language is ripe with gardening metaphors to describe some everyday human behavior and characteristics. Last month, I used “turning over a new leaf,” an apt expression for the New Year, when resolutions for positive changes are made.

By Richard Sidy January 9, 2024
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The English language is ripe with gardening metaphors to describe some everyday human behavior and characteristics. Last month, I used “turning over a new leaf,” an apt expression for the New Year, when resolutions for positive changes are made.

By Richard Sidy January 3, 2024
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If gold grew on trees we would think we were living in a fairy tale. Yet, as I watched the leaves of our fruit trees turn from green to gold I felt blessed by wealth!

By Richard Sidy December 19, 2023
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If gold grew on trees we would think we were living in a fairy tale. Yet, as I watched the leaves of our fruit trees turn from green to gold I felt blessed by wealth!

By Richard Sidy December 2, 2023
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Fall nights in the garden chill the remnants of summer’s harvest, marking the shift in mood to a time of gathering instead of a time of planting. The colorful scatterings of leaves foreshadow garden renewal, and make for a festive accessory to fall celebrations.

By Richard Sidy November 1, 2023
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Gardeners in our area call September the “second spring.” Even as we are able to prepare for our fall-winter gardens, the “spring” feeling goes beyond these preparations for a new growing season. At the end of the summer monsoons, as temperatures become more moderate, and the warm-weather garden is abundant with flowers and produce, we see many signs reminiscent of spring.

By Richard Sidy September 6, 2023
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Gardeners in our area call September the “second spring.” Even as we are able to prepare for our fall-winter gardens, the “spring” feeling goes beyond these preparations for a new growing season.

By Richard Sidy September 1, 2023
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Usually I take a walk in my garden to get inspiration. My garden tells me what to write about. T

By Richard Sidy August 1, 2023
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The early summer garden is a magnet in the morning before it gets too hot. It inspires a “to do” list of both garden delights, and work to be done. It is really about relishing each day the beautiful relationship that we have helped create.

By Richard Sidy July 5, 2023

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