Category Archives: People

Food Link-Anne Arundel County’s Very Critical Resource Celebrates at Homestead Gardens

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 Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
Homestead Gardens has graciously invited Food Link to common’ back and hold their only fundraising event  at the Davidsonville store this Saturday eve as the Fall Fest kicks …

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Hobnobbing with our Local Sustainable Farmers

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Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook
I was asked by my co-author, Michael Heller, to prepare a recipe I had created in our cookbook for the Maryland Grazers Network annual …

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Annapolis – The City of Flowers by the Bay

Annapolis businessman Steve Samaras was one of three friends of Homestead founder Don Riddle who shared memories of Don during his funeral service.  We learned about Don’s mission to beautify the city …

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In Loving Memory of Don E. Riddle, Jr.

In Loving Memory of Don E. Riddle, Jr.

March 24, 1948 – June 30, 2011

Don E. Riddle, Jr. of Annapolis died June 30th at home.

He was born in 1948 to the late Don …

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Remembrances

It is with profound sadness that the Homestead Gardens family marks the passing of Don Riddle, Jr. Mere words cannot begin to express the sense of loss felt by those who have considered Don a …

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What Does the Event Coordinator at Homestead Gardens Grow?

Seasonal Cooking with Rita Calvert~The Local Cook

Meet Bonnie Finlay-event planner @ Homestead Gardens and

creative edible garden entrepreneur who hopes her seeds grow as fast as the little time lapse video:

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Trends in Gardening with John Peter Thompson

by Susan Harris
John Peter Thompson is a fourth-generation nurseryman who’s also in the thick of things in the gardening world nationally.   His blog describes him as a “gardening speaker, invasive species program …

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Master Topiary Artist Pearl Fryar

by Susan Harris

First, if you haven’t seen the documentary A Man Named Pearl, you’re in for a treat – even if you’re not (yet) a fan of topiary.   It’s “the inspiring story …

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One more photo – by Roberta Mislevy

This one is especially cool, but there’s more Photography by Roberta Mislevy here.   She lives somewhere near here but we can’t tell where.

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More Cool Visitors who Blog, Photograph and Video

It was great fun to discover customers’ videos, photos and stories of their holiday visits to Homestead, and we thank them for their visits and their talents.  (We found them via Google Alerts we set up for …

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Customer spots “Bizarre Hippie Merman Ornament”

And the prize for Most Unusual Video about our Holiday Displays goes to Kimberly Keyes Stark of Greenbelt for this video.

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Golden Spades do Poinsettias

Posted by Susan Harris

Meet the Golden Spades, the bunch of committed gardeners who come to Homestead monthly to soak up a little Sumi wisdom.  They meet at 10 a.m. on first Tuesdays, …

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The Annapolis blogger behind food and gardening blog “What’s the Muck?”

Posted by Susan Harris
Well, if you’re reading this you’ve seen at least ONE garden blog but did you know there are thousands of them?  There are over 1,000 in this …

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