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Ramon Gonzalez
Works at One Seed Chicago
Lives in Chicago,IL
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I'm giving a talk on seed starting at the Lisle library this Saturday. If you're in the area, the talk is free, and they have a seed library you can check seeds out of.
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Over the weekend on NPR's Latino USA aired a story on the #ALEX14  expedition.  Eight Latino bloggers and social media influencers were invited by the National Park Foundation to tour national parks. This is our story. You can listen to the segment 'Wild in Wyoming' that aired on NPR or listen to the extended story at the link.
Have you ever been to a national park? If you’ve been to the Statue of
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My post on my last day of #ALEX14  expedition to Grand Teton National Park. I loved every minute of visiting my first national park.  
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lol. Halloweenify. 
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OMG, Halloween on G+ is so RAD! Happy Halloween to one and all. 
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Are you a gardener in Chicago or nearby suburbs? I'm on the board of the Forest Park Community Garden, and on November 2nd we're hosting our potluck fundraiser. You don't need to be a member of the garden to attend. Bring a dish, or come to eat and meet like-minded people. Our members and supporters are a cool and diverse group of people. Check it out. 
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This is so rad!
I didn't plan on showing the internet my Super Mario Brothers aquarium until it was completely finished and stocked, but someone on my Facebook page got a little excited and posted it to Reddit. You can guess what happened after that. For the past couple of months, I have been working on this ...
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Looking for a unique garden gift for the male gardener in your life? Check out this green army man garden gnome. 
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Me too!
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Spooky. 
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I think I'm going to stay indoors today and just Halloweenify myself all day. LMAO. 
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This story is so crazy. I can totally side with everyone that wants her prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for vandalizing national parks.
A response to the growing outrage of the Casey Nocket / Creepytings National Parks Vandalism story, and how we can turn it into something positive.
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Skip a couple Frappes and come chow down with a great group of gardeners at our potluck brunch on November 2nd in Forest Park. Gardeners from the Chicago areas who are not members of the community garden are welcomed to attend. See the post for full details.  
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Urban gardener, activist, seed saver, soda pop sommelier, blogger, Chicagoan, jerk, wannabe photog, closet cupcake-lover.
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Urban gardener behind the MrBrownThumb & Chicago Garden blogs. "Websites to Help The Gardener Grow" & "Quick! What's That Plant?" and Succulent Choices my articles recently published in Tribune newspapers. I'm the gardener your mom warned you about. See the G+ page for the MrBrownThumb blog if you're only interested in reading about gardening posts. This acct covers topics outside of gardening. 
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Chicago,IL
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Chicago, IL - Sedona, AZ - Los Angeles, Ca
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Freelance writer, blogger, marketer.
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  • One Seed Chicago
    Social Media Manager, 2009 - present
  • MrBrownThumb
    Writer, 2005 - present
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The Earleses aren't going anywhere
www.chicagotribune.com

Gerald Earles' son stopped by to visit him a few days ago and told him, once again, that it was time to move.

I Pledge Allegiance To You, Chicago
fumblingaboutinthedark.blogspot.com

I pledge allegiance to you, Chicago. I pledge allegiance to your four starred flag To your slanted streets and movable bridges. Hegewisch to

Poinsettia in a Can
mrbrownthumb.blogspot.com

Poinsettias are popular houseplants for the holidays. Here's a poinsettia in a can, plus tips on growing poinsettias.

WordPress joins its users in court to fight bogus, censoring copyright c...
boingboing.net

WordPress has gone to bat for its users in court, joining in two lawsuits over fraudulent DMCA claims that used copyright claims as a means

Layering Spring-Flowering Garden Bulbs
mrbrownthumb.blogspot.com

Short on garden space but want spring-flowering bulbs? Stack 'em deep for extended blooms in one spot.

A white raccoon for hunter Kenneth Bevins | Wild Life
blogs.roanoke.com

Kenneth Bevins sent in this shot of the unique raccoon he killed with his crossbow in Carroll County. He's planning a full mount of the anim

Miniature Garden Bulbs for Small-Space Gardens
mrbrownthumb.blogspot.com

Miniature garden bulbs for small-space, and urban gardens, that bloom in the spring.

West Bank garden of teargas canisters - in pictures
www.theguardian.com

The Palestinian residents of Bilin have come up with a novel use for the teargas canisters left over from clashes with Israeli soldiers duri

My embarrassing picture went viral
www.salon.com

When strangers mocked me for my weight, it was a lesson in Internet cruelty, mean girls -- and fighting back

Recently, a number of bloggers got a private tour by Sean Beckett of the area near the Grand Tetons and some of Yellowstone. I couldn't believe how far away from the crowds Sean managed to take us. We would arrive at a destination and I would be certain that we'd be stuck fighting for position among the throngs of bus tourists. But without fail, Sean would take us down a little path and we'd be away from it all. It was an amazing experience. I would recommend anyone Sean and his trip to anyone.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
I stayed here during a week on a press junket this month and was very impressed. I shared a cabin below the main lodge and it was peaceful and quiet down there. You could barely hear any of the noise from the road above. It felt like living in a little town. The cabins were spacious. They had two TVs, a eating area, a kitchenette, spacious bathroom and two beds with another TV. I fell in love with the cabin and I would live in one given the opportunity. The restaurant and bar were excellent and complimented by the friendly staff. Great place to stay in general, and well situated from Grand Teton Nation Park and Jackson Hole.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
I went into this store mistakenly thinking they offered a t-shirt making service they didn't. While they couldn't help me, I'm glad I stopped into this store because they were very helpful and I learned I can use them for another project. The lady who answered my questions was very helpful even though I didn't know the correct terminology and couldn't explain myself the best.Even if it's just to gawk at the exceptionally merchandised store go visit The T-Shirt Deli. I'll be back to order some custom t-shirts for a niece's birthday party.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
This place is tiny and often packed with people, and you may have to wait for a seat. But it is totally worth the hassle and having people up in your business while you're trying to talk with whoever you are with. Don't let the "hipster" vibe put you off. The last time I went I had the grilled cheese and tomato soup. How does something so simple taste so wonderful? It's like you're being hugged from the inside by the amazing food you're eating. Don't stand in the tiny entrance, go through the cafe into the bar next door and wait at the couch of play some pinball or pool while you wait for your seat. Oh, and have a Bloody Mary from the bar!
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
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Very helpful and knowledgeable staff that was able to answer some questions I had after just walking in off the street with an idea in mind. I had considered ordering silk screens, paint and other items to make a silk screen press online, but I decided to go with Chicago Silk Screen because the prices were comparable to Amazon and local art supply stores.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Chicagoland's largest thrift store. It's three floors of sometimes awesome stuff ranging from rare books, vintage bikes, furniture, bric-a-brac, toys and clothes. I can't speak to the quality of clothing there, but the non-clothing items are pretty cool depending on when you go. The best day are the 50% off days, and the day after 50% off sales if you're looking to buy books. I don't know if it's a case of not enough old people are dying and leaving behind their items or if the hipsters and yuppies gentrifying Pilsen are scoring all the cool stuff, but there hasn't been a lot of quality vintage items lately. It's very much hit or miss if you don't visit regularly. Whereas in the past any day you went you were bound to find something old and really cool to take home for a few days. Still, I'd take a chance and visit the showcase and second and third floor.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
I recently ate at this restaurant after passing by it for years. First, let me state that the location itself is pretty awesome and it is fun to hang out and be surrounded by the outrageous and oversized art. Really, go just to look at the way it is decorated. The flower inspired light fixtures are a thing of beauty. But this isn't about the decor, right? Unfortunately, the food I ordered didn't live up to my expectations. I had the chicken fried steak with the biscuit and side of cheese grits. The steak didn't have much flavor, and are cheese grits suppose to be a solid, gelatinous form that takes the shape of the cup they're served in? I really don't know, it was my first time having grits and probably my last time if they're always like that. I expected the food to taste as colorful as the restaurant, but I was disappointed by all save for the strawberry lemonade which was AMAZING. The rest of my family had the home fries and everyone raved about them. But it seems like we all had just one thing in our order that was really good. The service was cheerful and quick and I can't fault them for the lackluster food.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago