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Thu Aug 29, 2013, 11:59 AM

Reign of tarragon: How to start an herb share with neighbors

from Grist:

Reign of tarragon: How to start an herb share with neighbors
By Elisabeth Kwak-Hefferan

Inspiration may strike anywhere, but gardens seem to host a disproportionate number of epiphanies, don’t you think? Put Newton under an apple tree and bam, gravity. George de Mestral dreamed up Velcro after coming home from a nature stroll covered in burrs. And then there’s me in my backyard, picking through a patch of lemon verbena.

“Whatcha looking for?” my neighbor Adrian, who happened to be in the backyard at the time, asked.

“Dill,” I said. We needed the stuff for a new salad recipe, and I’d come out to check our yard’s communal herb patch. (Nobody knows who planted them, so they’re considered up for grabs.) Unfortunately, I was coming up empty.

“Oh, we’ve got some dill. Lemme see if it’s still good,” he said, disappearing into his kitchen and reemerging with one of those flat plastic herb cases. ........................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://grist.org/living/reign-of-tarragon-how-to-start-an-herb-share-with-neighbors/

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