A day after talking to farmer, gardener, and SBS owner Liz Packer of Vineyard Haven about gardening with seaweed and other sea-related products, she calls from the north shore and leaves this message: “I’m standing on the beach and I just have to say that we live in an extraordinary place – most of our waters are healthy enough to still be rife with fish, shellfish, and seaweed.” She takes a breath and continues, “And there is an interconnectedness between the land and sea here that is amazing.

Mollie Doyle

Artist and gardener David Geiger created a vibrant, ever-changing aquatic habitat at his wooded Chilmark property.

Joyce Wagner

If you ask any farmer or gardener on Martha’s Vineyard, they’ll tell you that manure is one of our most precious resources.

Mollie Doyle

Preparing your yard and gardens for winter can take a fair amount of work and organization each year.

Geoff Currier

You can enliven the landscape and help cultivate the Island’s rich ecological diversity by planting wildflowers.

Matt Pelikan

At many in-town homes, the area between the street and the house can be too small a patch to mow but too big to ignore.

Susan Catling

One gardener shares observations gleaned from years of planting and tending a multitude of roses, some more gratifying than others.

Sally Bennet

Susanne Clark’s garden was planted on a slope in front of the house and the native stone was used for walls that form this terraced garden. Susanne and her husband, Ben, selected their Chilmark lot because they loved the agricultural setting, the decent soil, and the south-facing hillside where Susanne planned to place her garden.

C.J. Fornari

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