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"I garden because I cannot help myself," says Margaret Roach, and "The Backyard Parables" (January 2013) shares what she has learned about horticulture, and life, in the process of digging ever deeper. In December 2007, Roach walked away from New York City and her job as EVP/Editorial Director of Martha Stewart, because she craved other rewards: solitude, a return to the creativity of writing, and a closer connection to nature and her first passion, the garden she'd been making on weekends for 20 years. Roach moved to a rural New York town of 300, began AWayToGarden.com (called "the best garden blog" by the New York Times and named for her prize-winning 1998 book), and wrote the dropout memoir "And I Shall Have Some Peace There." She is the ...more

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And I Shall Have Some Peace...

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The Backyard Parables: Less...

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A Way to Garden: A Hands-On...

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The Natural Lawn and Altern...

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“SHE OF NOBODY ELSE'S BIDDING: That is who I am now--someone who has not done what anyone else said since July 2008, though not because I am either disobedient or a slacker.”
Margaret Roach, And I Shall Have Some Peace There: Trading in the Fast Lane for My Own Dirt Road

“(If you think you want to live in the country, start by clearing a thicket of brambles, invasive woody vines, and choked, decaying trees, and then decide. This or its equivalent will basically become your life practice. There are always thorny bits in your path, always.) Back”
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“The country does not wait to do its wild things just because you have not pulled into the driveway yet; it doesn’t wait for Friday evenings, or cease on Sundays at five o’clock.”
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