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The Power of Place and Magic

The Power of Place and Magic One of the most delightful aspects of living at Mezzacello is the ever changing face she presents to the world. The formal gardens with the architecture, and graceful proportions are lovely at any time. It’s most magical when the city itself shows up to stage direct. The way the …

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Patient People with a Purpose for Place

Patient People with a Purpose for Place Mezzacello is a private garden, homestead, Learning Lab for biochemistry, agriculture, robotics and technology integration for agriculture and sustainability. It is also a labor of love and our home. We knew from the start that we wanted a place that allowed the pair of us to explore our …

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The Gardens of Mezzacello From a Raccoon’s Point of View

The Gardens of Mezzacello From a Raccoon’s Point of View I am always curious about what I don’t know or can’t see. I am always looking down at Mezzacello from my office window, or the window on the landing of the steps that lead down into the kitchen. Both of those windows face south and …

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Easy Classic French Bean Poles

This spring and summer I am trying something new with my bean poles at Mezzacello. Previously, I used a more robust and architectural version of this tower – inspired by French Chateau potager gardens. Beans grow well up this leggy tower. This year, I am playing with using them to grow squashes. Lightweight straight neck …

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