Mr. Bojangles


It seemed a little bit like I’d become a sort of urban anthropologist, as I slowly worked to clear this little pocket of land….



Mistakes have been made. One time, we bought a marble sink but the cabinet didn’t fit in the bathroom. We were pulling it out…

The Dew Abides urban orchard

Bearing Fruit


Fruit in the first year wasn’t something we expected at the orchard, but juicy blueberries, blackberries and figs are already fighting for the birds’…

Cialis bathtub parody The Dew Abides

Ground Control


I had no idea when I entered the feed store that I’d be transported into an episode of “Wayne’s World.” Imagine Wayne, 25 years…

Matthew Raiford at Georgia Organics

Farming was sexy


“This room is no longer well-quaffed,” said Matthew Raiford, to a room filled with 1,000 farmers and growers, mostly from Georgia. Raiford, from Brunswick,…

Oak felling at The Dew Abides



I swear we didn’t want to do it. Cutting down a hardwood tree was the last thing we wanted, but the water oak in…

kryptonite locks are the shit

A welcome home


We’ve been out of town for a couple of weeks — more on that soon — and as wonderful a time as folks have…

Dew Abides Garden for Mind Body and Spirit

Whole in the Garden


“Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.” Words from Sigmund Freud, unlikely patron of horticulture, set the tone for…

Game of Thorns


To the novice gardener (e.g., Brad), blackberry bushes can be intimidating. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, Brad, how the hell are you making…