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Kitchen Garden, CAPE COD HOME

The Nantucket Historical Association's Oldest House may be a seventeenth-century jewel of antiquity, but the sweet kitchen garden at the 1686 Jethro Coffin saltbox is the apple of my eye.

The Nantucket Historical Association’s Oldest House may be a seventeenth-century jewel of antiquity, but the sweet kitchen garden at the 1686 Jethro Coffin saltbox is the apple of my eye.

Kathrina Pearl, a Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) staff member and avid gardener, and the NHA grounds crew have adopted the backyard at the Oldest House, planting a long list of period pot plants, culinary and medicinal herbs, a small orchard of fruit trees, and some berries.  "The idea for the garden came from the interpreters at the site," says Pearl.

Kathrina Pearl, a Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) staff member and avid gardener, and the NHA grounds crew have adopted the backyard at the Oldest House, planting a long list of period pot plants, culinary and medicinal herbs, a small orchard of fruit trees, and some berries. “The idea for the garden came from the interpreters at the site,” says Pearl.

The Oldest House nestles into the landscape at the top of Sunset Hill.  It was built as a wedding gift for Jethro Coffin and his new bride, Mary.  According to the NHA, it is the "sole surviving structure from the island's original seventeenth-century English settlement."

The Oldest House nestles into the landscape at the top of Sunset Hill. It was built as a wedding gift for Jethro Coffin and his new bride, Mary. According to the NHA, it is the “sole surviving structure from the island’s original seventeenth-century English settlement.”

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Golden Earthworm, GARDENS ILLUSTRATED

Photographing Golden Earthworm  was a visual delight.  The organic farm, located on the North Fork of Long Island, grows mouthwatering veg and a vibrant display of cutting flowers.

Photographing Golden Earthworm was a visual delight. The organic farm, located on the North Fork of Long Island, grows mouthwatering veg and a vibrant display of cutting flowers.

Maggie Wood, Matthew Kurek, and James Russo were a treat to work with and made sure I had access to all parts of the farm -- from riding out to the fields with an incredibly cheerful, hardworking Mexican family to watching the careful processing and packing of the CSA shares.

Maggie Wood, Matthew Kurek, and James Russo were a treat to work with and made sure I had access to all parts of the farm — from riding out to the fields with an incredibly cheerful, hardworking Mexican family to watching the careful processing and packing of the CSA shares.

Maggie Wood and I put together a lunch of Golden Earthworm's fingerling potatoes roasted in garlic and olive oil and a colorful salad of just picked tomatoes with a sprinkling of fresh picked herbs.

Maggie Wood and I put together a lunch of Golden Earthworm’s fingerling potatoes roasted in garlic and olive oil and a colorful salad of just picked tomatoes with a sprinkling of fresh picked herbs.

http://www.goldenearthworm.com

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Sharing the Harvest by Elizabeth Henderson and Robyn Van En, Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2007