The Resilient Gardener

The Resilient Gardener

Welcome to The Resilient Gardener Blog, an inspiring place where
we cultivate ease and joy through our love of gardening.

You’ll find practical tips and techniques and insightful and
innovative advice to help you adapt and flourish.

Author and gardener Toni Gattone shows off a basket of vegetables

Growing a Giving Garden

By Toni Gattone | July 2, 2020

Growing a Giving Garden is an opportunity to give to yourself, your family, and your community.  Whether you’re new to gardening or you’ve been gardening for years, there’s never been a better time to embrace the idea of planting more food than you need to share with others in need.These are extraordinary times we’re living …

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Reimagining Adaptive Gardening: Your Life as a Garden

By Toni Gattone | June 3, 2020

As we move through this extraordinary time, it’s clear the world is changing and unclear what our lives will be like going forward. What we do know is that it’s going to be different from the way it was. Each of us will be adapting to our new normal, but we can only take it …

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Resilient Gardener Toni Gattone Growing Your Own Food With My Online Series

Growing Hope and Growing Your Own Food With My Online Series

By Toni Gattone | May 11, 2020

As grocery store shelves become more sparse due to unpredictable food supply being disrupted, gardening is going through a renaissance like we haven’t seen since World War II, when everyone was growing their own Victory Garden.  The National Gardening Bureau has dubbed this time Victory Garden 2.0. Now it makes all the sense in the …

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Development of seedling growth Planting seedlings young plant in the morning light on nature background

Growing Resilience: Drive-by-Love & Gardening Gives Me Hope

By Toni Gattone | April 28, 2020

Last Sunday was a day I won’t forget for a long time. Our amazing daughter Erin and our two beautiful granddaughters drove an hour and a half just to see us for a few minutes. I heard a car horn beeping excitedly outside and there was a lot of yelling going on. Tim and I …

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Back view of senior woman with her arms outstretched in nature living in Freedom from Fear

Freedom From Fear, It’s a Choice.

By Toni Gattone | March 26, 2020

In last month’s blog, I wrote about Finding Joy in Turbulent Times. Little did I know at the time just how turbulent our lives were about to become. A few weeks ago, most of us couldn’t spell pandemic. Now we have a name for the fear and anxiety many of us are experiencing. We’ve moved …

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