My Pet Chicken Handbook and Gaia's Garden

For our gardening and pets issue, Christine Utz of Magers & Quinn’s sales and outreach team offers book recommendations for those who want to learn more about permaculture and organic gardening, and for aspiring raisers of backyard chickens.

When Sara Scott opened a day care out of her home in St. Louis Park, the seven enrolled kids weren’t the only small people to take up residence in their neighborhood.

Summer is in the air. The birds are singing, the sun is shining and the gardens are beckoning. The warming temperatures are call-time to grab a spade and get down in the dirt. St.

Community gardens provide a creative way for St. Louis Park residents to gather and celebrate the outdoors together. These gardens also supply bountiful baskets of produce and beautify the city with flowers.

In 2003, Dan Avi started Total Lawn Care Plus. Avi, a successful personal trainer in the metro, had previously owned a yard work business in Israel. “He loves being outside and had lots of good ideas,” says his wife, Dolly.