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The magical garden of Cody Hogan, Lidia’s chef de cuisine

Cody Hogan and Peter Crump’s garden at their Waldo home is a magical place of color, texture, sound and scents and a showcase of the couple’s combined talents and interests. For Hogan, chef de cuisine at Lidia’s Kansas City restaurant, the garden serves as a testing ground for Italian varieties of vegetables he wants to encourage local farmers to grow.

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Urban Lumber Co. transforms discarded urban trees into usable wood

Designer and woodworker Tim O’Neill has teamed with partners Kevin and Jason Anderson of Missouri Organic to transform discarded urban trees into usable lumber. The week after Urban Lumber’s May 17 opening, O’Neill was clearly in his element as he watched the company’s big bandmill cut through a 30-inch discarded tree.

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