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NameKaren Igou
Date112010-10pm-10Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:32:44 -0500
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MessageHi Joan- I live in Wilmington, DE and have a small, local food only grocery store here in town. I was asked to do a talk by the local transition town group on eating local food. I was taken back to reading your book years ago as it was so inspiring to me and made eating locally seem like such an adventure. It is still an adventure for me here as my store is open six months now and we are hanging in there and hoping to be sustainable ourselves. I can't believe the pics of your garden! It is funny b/c my store came along when our sewer line broke and we needed 7,000$ to repair it and could only get a home equity loan for 10,000$ so there was my little nest egg to build my store. Funny how life works that way and I am glad that things fell in place so you could build your garden again. I am headed to the library website now to see about your latest book...so excited! Thanks for all you do and for helping to open my eyes to such a wonderful way of living. best,karen


NameKaren Igou
Date112010-10pm-10Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:32:44 -0500
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MessageHi Joan- I live in Wilmington, DE and have a small, local food only grocery store here in town. I was asked to do a talk by the local transition town group on eating local food. I was taken back to reading your book years ago as it was so inspiring to me and made eating locally seem like such an adventure. It is still an adventure for me here as my store is open six months now and we are hanging in there and hoping to be sustainable ourselves. I can't believe the pics of your garden! It is funny b/c my store came along when our sewer line broke and we needed 7,000$ to repair it and could only get a home equity loan for 10,000$ so there was my little nest egg to build my store. Funny how life works that way and I am glad that things fell in place so you could build your garden again. I am headed to the library website now to see about your latest book...so excited! Thanks for all you do and for helping to open my eyes to such a wonderful way of living. best,karen



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NameSusan Kiesel
Date112010-09pm-10Tue, 09 Nov 2010 15:08:36 -0500
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MessageI came home yesterday with your latest book "Growing Older" and found myself glued to it. I took a a break to cook for husband (frozen stuffed zucchini log and pasta -an experiment) and then back to finish the book. I have three vegetable gardens and now I want more. Thank-you for sharing your stories, your knowledge and your feelings. I LOVED the book!!



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NameLaurel Roland
Date102010-18pm-10Mon, 18 Oct 2010 12:17:31 -0400
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MessageJoan, thanks for being an inspiration. I am just now reading your "This Organic Life" and feel comforted by hearing you talk about how some people view your message as a burden. I'm a nurse and can identify with the sadness that comes from trying to teach people something that feels so freeing and such a step up from what we're currently doing, and then it's healthy and good for the planet to boot--only to have most people look down and away...We are in our 3rd year of gardening and I never knew things could taste so good!


NameJohanna Ericson
Date092010-05pm-10Sun, 05 Sep 2010 14:41:38 -0400
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MessageDear Joan,
I very much enjoyed reading the article in the NY Times about your garden. I remember how I felt when a NJ northeaster demolished my "tall" garden of various kinds of sunflowers. I admire your fortitude to rebuild and improve your garden. I'd love to see it in person. It sounds beautiful-especially the clover walkways. I look forward to reading your books. Thanks for being a leader in an important movement.


Namenaomi shihab nye
Date082010-26pm-10Thu, 26 Aug 2010 20:49:40 -0400
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MessageDear Joan, You are wonderful and I wish I lived down the road and could dig some dirt with you. May your new garden flourish mightily.

from a fan in San Antonio Texas.


NameElise Simon Goodman
Date082010-22pm-10Sun, 22 Aug 2010 12:50:28 -0400
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MessageDear Dr. Gussow:

I first knew of your work when you were in a program in the NY Women's Culinary Alliance, and have admired reading and hearing about you since.

Thank you for good suggestion about freezing Swiss Chard.

My husband and I (who are literary agents:Goodman Associates, and represent many food writers-Jim Peterson, Moosewood Restaurant, etc.) have a wonderful veg garden in Millerton, NY. Sorry to hear about your disaster, but hope that things are picking up.

Would be grateful for a suggestion about how to make my peaches more flavorful. Finally got a crop this year by netting against squirrels, but they didn't taste delicious. We use compost, but no other fertilizer because the land feeds into our 1 acre pond and we don't want algae to grow.

Have 6 trees- can't remember the kind, but bought them for our zone.

Many thanks, and continued good growing,

Elise Goodman


NameNina Sutton
Date082010-22am-10Sun, 22 Aug 2010 09:58:53 -0400
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MessageJoan, at 51 - I am learning that life is all about resilience and reinventing/rebuilding. Yours is a wonderful story.
Thanks for sharing.

Nina


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