A Home-Based Organic Nursery

With no money, no publicity, and virtually no plants — but some plant knowledge and plenty of determination — Donn and Rachel Tickner started a retail organic nursery.



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Hand-watering is still Donn's preferred method.
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Donn Tickner ponders a customer's question.
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The Tickner's old Oliver tractor enabled Donn to put in artichokes.
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The thriving Tickner garden.
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