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Let it grow

The community garden on the Woodside campus of Island Elderly Housing (IEH) in Oak Bluffs produces food, flowers, exercise opportunities, and emotional wellbeing for the tenant gardeners who tend the soil in this backyard...

‘A labor of love’

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Island Grown Initiative (IGI) is involved in incredible work on the Island. Since 2006 they have worked to increase local food production, reduce food waste, promote climate-friendly farming techniques, and expand access to healthy,...

Gardens among friends

Collaboration makes the Family2Family’s huge holiday food giveaways run smoothly, according to organizer Betty Burton. Three times a year, this Vineyard Committee on Hunger program gives away all the makings of a celebratory dinner,...

Back to school with Kyle Crossland

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Around this time in 2017, Kyle Crossland stepped through the doors of the MVRHS horticulture greenhouse and felt transported back about sixteen years to his time in high school. The space felt the same,...

The vine-tied fence at Lucy Vincent Beach

After moving to Chilmark seven years ago, I began to notice the intricacies of the bentwood natural fencing that lines the right side of the path leading to Lucy Vincent Beach. All the hand-tied...

Garden variety

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“June is bustin’ out all over,” in the words of the hit “Carousel” tune, and hardly anywhere is it more lush than at the Greenhouse of Martha’s Vineyard. The community-based Oak Bluffs greenhouse is...

West Tisbury Library’s habitat garden

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As befits the “Athens of Martha’s Vineyard,” the town of West Tisbury is in possession of a small-town library that is world-class. Its phoenix-like renaissance from the previous facility’s building (in its time, no...

Need a little tropical?

Looking for some sunshine and warmth, those comforts we miss in the dead of winter? No need for a ticket south — even in deepest darkest winter. The Greenhouse of Martha’s Vineyard, a community...