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Ramon Gonzalez
Works at One Seed Chicago
Lives in Chicago,IL
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New post on the garden blog after a very long hiatus. If you're involved in the same community garden as I am, you may recognize this model. 
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Word. I have a hand me down terra cotta strawberry planter I may use but ultimately I'm very into a wee strawberry patch should I find the space and time. I am sure I will see zero berries between my toddler and rabbits but its for fun. Maybe I'll plant them in the front yard... 
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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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Take a trip to #Matthiessen State Park with my latest post. #hiking   #illinois   
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Love it there. So glad you told me to check it out after Starved Rock. Next time I'll just go there!!
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Gardeners, lend me your ears: On Sunday March 22nd our community garden is having it's 5th Annual Community Garden Seed Swap from 2-4pm. It's in Forest Park, but accessible by the Blue and Green Lines, and there's parking, too! You don't have to be a member of the garden to attend, or even live in Forest Park. All are welcomed. Check out the link and come hang out with some pretty cool people! We even have a published author as our guest speaker this year! Please share this with gardeners in the Chicago area who are looking to connect with other gardeners.  #Chicago   #cicero   #berwyn   #oakpark   #forestPark   #seedswap   #communitygarden  
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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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Urban gardener, activist, seed saver, soda pop sommelier, blogger, Chicagoan, jerk, wannabe photog, closet cupcake-lover.
Introduction
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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    Social Media Manager, 2009 - present
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    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
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Poinsettias are popular houseplants for the holidays. Here's a poinsettia in a can, plus tips on growing poinsettias.

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I love pizza, and being from Chicago, I have a certain standard I hold pizza too. When I passed by this place in the mill mall, I didn't stop in because it looks like a million other pizza places back home. But I passed by again and tried the meat stuffed pizza. So glad I did! An interesting, light and flavorful crust that looked and tasted like a pie crust. Try it if you like pizza
Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
This is a hidden gem in Cicero. A great gift shop, and pretty good garden center with interesting plants. Sometimes you can find some real steals on clearance. For example, my sister once got a Brugmansia for a $1.00. I got a Lantana topiary for $4.00. The fact that you help people with disabilities gain job training while shopping here is just icing on the cake.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
The lunch buffet doesn't start 'til 11:30 even though the restaurant opens at 11 and you can get non-lunch buffet items at that time. Food could stand a little more flavors in terms of spices.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
The hike up to Inspiration Point is pretty inspiring in it's own way. You'll pass through waterfalls, climb up nerve-wracking, switchbacks, and find a few locations that make you think "I've reached Inspiration Point" but if you keep going you'll get to one of the most spectacular views of the lake below you could ask for. And the mountain peaks behind and above you are just as awe-inspiring. You just have to keep moving and not settle for all the nice views along the way.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
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Decent pizza that is quickly going downhill because of lack of attention to quality and customer service. For example, if you order food that comes with soda, and they don't deliver the soda, they will basically tell you to kick rocks. Try as you might to ask for your pizza well-done, you will get a raw or undercooked pizza 80% of the time. When you can't get those two things right, it makes you wonder just how egregious their other mistakes are.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Everyone that goes to Yellowstone makes sure to visit Old Faithful, but if you're smarter than the average bear, you'll make sure to visit the West Thumb Geyser Basin. This spot isn't as crowded as others water features in the park, and it is so spectacular. I'm not just blowing hot air at you. Walk the wooden path above geysers that are hot enough to boil you alive, and marvel at all the colors created by the microorganisms that manage to live in the hot water.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
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 - a year ago
reviewed a year ago