LeMonds Remains Active in Pacific Northwest Publishing Scene

Jim LeMonds of WriteTek Northwest has published three recent stories, has another on tap, and will be included in an upcoming broadcast on KLTV. LeMonds’ most recent work includes “The Man Who Men Hemingway” (the Columbia River Reader), [Continue Reading]

For the Love of Plants

Digger Magazine, February 2009

Roger and Arda Berryhill have been in the nursery business since 1962, and they have no immediate plans to stop working. During the past 46 years, the Berryhills have established a reputation as world-class propagators and staunch representatives of the nursery industry.

“Raising plants is a true love,” said Arda, who made her mark as one of the Pacific Northwest’s first female propagators more than four decades ago. “I can’t imagine doing anything else.” Continue reading For the Love of Plants

Setting the Pace

Digger Magazine, October 2008

Some people in the nursery business believe Gordon Gleason is a genius. But Gleason, who invented a series of machines that revolutionized the industry, says his success is simply a product of laziness.

“Even as a kid, I was lazy and looking for a quick way to do things,” said Gleason, 81, who designed, fabricated, and marketed a series of machines during the 1960s, ‘70s, and ‘80s that reduced overhead  and streamlined production for nurserymen. Continue reading Setting the Pace