Show Your Appreciation

Karen and Mike Garofalo have been creating webpages at the Spirit of Gardening website since 1999.  Over
21 million webpages have been served to people all around the world from their Spirit of Gardening website
from 1999-2011.  Over a thousand persons have written to us to tell us how these webpages have provided
them with enjoyment, inspiration, information, and insights.  We have promptly answered over five hundred
questions.  Readers of the Spirit of Gardening and Our Path in the Valley webpages have asked us how they
can help us to keep our many webpages online, maintain them, and expand them.   


Books that Karen and Mike Garofalo Want to Own and Read

We would greatly appreciate a gift of any of the following books:


The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher: Birdfeeders and Bird Gardens by Robert Burton

The Backyard Bird Feeder's Bible: The A-to-Z Guide To Feeders, Seed Mixes, Projects, And Treats by Sally Roth

Backyard Bird Secrets for Every Season: Attract a Variety of Nesting, Feeding, and Singing Birds Year-Round by Sally Roth

The Flower Gardener's Bible: Time-Tested Techniques, Creative Designs, and Perfect Plants for Colorful Gardens by Lewis and Nancy Hill.

The Gardener's A-Z Guide to Growing Flowers from Seed to Bloom: 576 annuals, perennials, and bulbs in full color (Potting-Bench Reference Books) by Eileen Powell 

Perennial Combinations: Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic Right from the Start (Rodale Garden Book) by C. Colston Burrell

Perennials for Every Purpose: Choose the Right Plants for Your Conditions, Your Garden, and Your Taste (Rodale Organic Gardening Books) by Larry Hodgson

We donate all of our less used good books to the Tehama County Public Library


Other Ways You Can Help

1.  Purchase some of the fine books, products or services advertised on our many webpages.

2.   Send us a gift or donation:

           Green Way Research
           P. O. Box 181
           Proberta, CA 96078

          We welcome cash donations ($1, $5, $10, $20). 
             Your generosity and encouragement are greatly appreciated. 
             You check or money order can be made payable to either Green Way Research or Karen Garofalo. 
             Think of a $10.00 donation as a inexpensive subscription to one of your favorite magazines. 
             We give 10% of our earnings to organizations supporting the planting of trees and reforestation. 
             You can also use your PayPal account to transfer a donation to us. 

3.   Use our websites or blog for advertising your products or services.   

4.   Become a sponsor of our website. 

5.   Read and subscribe to our Our Path in the Valley Blog.  Tell others about our webpages and blog.

6.   Send us a book that we would like to read. 

7.   Send us your comments, quotes, suggestions, and ideas. 

8.   Work in your garden.  Support local gardening efforts. 
      Support tree planting and  reforestation efforts.  Follow the Green Way! 


      Since retiring from our former careers, Mike works two part-time jobs and Karen works
      one part-time job to help us make ends meet.  We need your help to pay for the costs of
      publishing and running The Spirit of Gardening and Our Path in the Valley websites, and
      for expanding their respective offerings. 


Best wishes to you and your family. 

Peace and Prosperity for the hardworking folks around the world. 

Thank you very much! 

Karen and Mike Garofalo




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The Spirit of Gardening Website

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       From January 1, 1999 through March 1, 2011
This webpage has been online since January 2000 
Compiled by Karen Garofalo and Mike Garofalo from Red Bluff, California

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