Preserving with a busy life

A few simple ideas for getting the tastes of your garden year round

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0 Comments | Posted in 0 By Mary Young On 28th August 2014

Holiday Closing Schedule

Taking a break to re-charge over the new year

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0 Comments | Posted in 0 By Mary Young On 23rd December 2013

Green Compass Rolled into Town

Green Compass mobile green house pays Clarington Forge a visit. 

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0 Comments | Posted in 0 1 By Mary Young On 14th November 2013

Contest WINNERS!

Thanks to all who sent in their photos. I was both amazed and inspired at the entries we received, and found choosing a winner to be very difficult indeed. So I chose two winners! Connie M. spent 10 years transforming a grassy yard into a garden full of whimsy. Susan S. of The Lord's Acre in Fairview N.C. showed us that a small plot of land could help many in their community. 

Connie's garden of whimsy


Susan from Lord's Acre

0 Comments | Posted in 0 By Robert Larson On 1st October 2013

Summer Garden Photo Contest

Over the summer my husband has taken our small front garden, and turned it into what I've termed "Tomato-Topia". We are now up to 100 pounds of tomatoes, and still going storng. Below you will find before and after photos of our Tomato Place. 

We here, at Clarington, would love to see what you have been growing this summer in your gardens. Send us your photos and stories, and our favorite will receive a $50.00 Clarington credit , and be featured on our blog. 

Let's see what you have done!  Send your entries to

 Deadline September 13th 2013


Tomato-Topia at the start of the season . . .

Tomatoe-Topia at the start of the season

Harvest time for our Tomato-Topia . . . 

Ready for harvest

Helpers who will enjoy the harvest with us . . .

Harvest helpers

My helpers are using one of our English trugs to gather the harvest. We have a limited supply of trugs on hand, which you can see here.

0 Comments | Posted in 0 By Robert Larson On 28th August 2013