^pBy Lisa Irizarry
MINNEAPOLIS – Lauren Callis Erickson spent hours mending her beat-up jeans jacket, making tiny rows of white and pink stitches that stand out against the denim. And that's the point.
My first attempt at urban foraging did not go so well. I was either 3 or 4 years old and told my mother I ate big, beautiful red berries off the neighbor’s shrub. Although juicy, they were extremely bitter.
With a name like goutystalk nettlespurge, you might think twice about calling this plant an attractive ornamental! Let’s try other names like gout plant, purging-nut, Buddha belly plant, bottleplant shrub, or Guatemalan rhubarb — any better? These names all represent the same plant, but for …
Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity hosted another dedication for homeowner Manushka Senat at her new Port Charlotte residence last week. Senat received an outpouring of gifts provided by several local churches, groups, organizations and others, as well as Habitat.