March 06, 2015
You Can Grow a Business, But Can You Grow a Tomato?

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Mostly everyone in business these days, from a Fortune 500 CEO to a 10-year old lemonade stand entrepreneur is interested in the same thing: growth. No matter what their title, education, or tax bracket, business types want to see their enterprise grow. It's how they measure success.

But there is another kind of growth that is also an indicator of success -- the kind of growth more related to seasons than quarters. And it is this kind of growth that the iconic Smithsonian Institute is now beginning to track via it's ground breaking (pun intended) Community of Gardens initiative -- a user-friendly digital home for stories about the history and meaning of gardens and the gardeners who make them grow.

If you are a gardener and want to share your stories about your experience -- going all the way back to your grandparents, you now have a wonderful forum on the Smithsonian website to do so. Click here for 56 stories already posted on the site. The seed it planted. Now it's your turn.

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Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at March 6, 2015 01:09 PM

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Thank you for this lighthearted but well-composed post. I would like to believe learning has most of these qualities, on every day.

Posted by: PreOmi [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 11, 2015 06:01 AM

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