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Four Seasons at Island Cohousing

Last year, Nicki Miller, editor of the Martha’s Vineyard Magazine assigned writer Alexandra Bullen and yours truly, to photograph the Community Garden in West Tisbury for one year. It was a fabulous assignment and one that I was eager to take on.
This community garden is not only abundant and productive but its members eat year round from it’s soil. In their winter hoop house I found kale, mache, parsley, lettuce greens, tatsoi, swiss chard and spinach growing when it was 24 degrees and snowy outside. Master gardener Lynn Weber has been growing fruits and vegetables for the last 65 years ( 5 years at coho) and has much wisdom to share. Alexandra interviewed several residents and was able to capture and write a wonderful story about these folks at that intentional place they call Icoho.





Laura and Austin

Laura and Austin had a blast walking down Main Street in Edgartown with the Beetlebung Steel Band leading the way with New Orleans style music. It was my favorite part of their wedding. That evening the Vineyard sky turned violet and rose pink over State Beach during their portrait session.







Wild Edibles, Part Three of Three

This month I worked with Holly Bellebuono, a local herbalist, and Catherine Walthers, a local food author, on a piece for Martha’s Vineyard Magazine on wild edibles. It is the third of a three part series on foraging for food on the island. This edition featured yummy edibles such as autumn olives, sassafras, and of course beach plums, along with a recipe for Ethel Sherman’s beach plum jelly.

Wild Edibles, Part Two of Three

This month I worked with Holly Bellebuono, a local herbalist, and Catherine Walthers, a local food author, on a piece for Martha’s Vineyard Magazine on wild edibles.. It is the second of a three part series on foraging for food on the island. This article features yummy edibles such as purslane, lambs quarters, and red clover.

June Smoothie

It’s early Summer on the island, time for the first fruits of the year -strawberries. I recently visited local farmer Andrew Woodruff at Whippoorwill Farm in Oak Bluffs to do some picking in his fields. He grows strawberries every year for the 500 members of his Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. My kids and I walked carefully down the rows, on the lookout for ripe crimson berries hidden under leaves, and we gathered enough to take home for strawberry smoothies and muffins.

These photos of our strawberries accompanied an article written by Ali Berlow for Cape Cod Life, published for the summer issue 2009.