Do you love the simple life as much as I do?
You know, a life where good friends, great food, and playing in the dirt are the keys to happiness. A life where the beauty and pleasure of growing something is the thing that fills your cup, daily.
Hi, I’m Linda. I’m all about that, too. And my passion is getting people just like us outside, every day, to feel the thrill of self-sufficiency — even if they live in the city — and experience all the wild things that life has to offer.
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Stop. Composting. (Really!)
And start using all the odds and ends of your vegetables in new and delicious ways.
The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook takes a unique top-to-tail approach by teaching you how to use up every edible part of the plants you grow or buy.
Think fava bean greens… or squash leaves… or sweet potato vines… or carrot tops, radish greens, and many more “scraps” that you never knew you could eat.
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Get those hard hats on.
The start of the new decade is also the start of our biggest adventure yet: building our family’s first home from the ground up.
Follow along as Garden Betty Builds a House and learn how we’re planning, designing, and constructing our dream home and dream garden — in real time — in Central Oregon.
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