Monday, March 30, 2015

A Bit of Earth



When community blogger Patricia Oakley found a stray cat living beneath the asparagus in her garden, she and her husband took pity on the creature, began feeding it and started a grand experiment — was it possible to tame a feral cat?

Posted on Jan. 29, 2015 at 9:15 a.m.
Seed Catalogs

In January, Patricia Oakley begins making lists of seeds: what she wants, what she has, what she needs.

Posted on Jan. 6, 2015 at 7:39 p.m.
Hazelnut seeding Patricia Oakley


The Arbor Day Foundation has asked gardeners for help developing hazelnuts that can be used for food, livestock feed and bio-energy. Community blogger Patricia Oakley shares her story about taking part in the project.

Posted on Sept. 11, 2014 at 5:26 p.m.
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Patricia Oakley
Patricia Oakley
Patricia Oakley is a church organist and a fiber artist and has lived in Goshen since 1998. At one time she thought she wanted to live on several acres in the country but found out she prefers living in a city where she can walk or bicycle to all the places she wants to go. Every summer she converts more and more of her lawn into a garden.