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DIG IT! is a gardening magazine for people who love gardens and spending time outdoors. It has original reporting and photography by knowledgeable people, and a fun email newsletter. Let us know how you like us or what you'd like to see. Email us at publisher at dig-itmag.com

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Publisher/editor/writer/Rollin Garden Party Bus Trips: Mary Jasch
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Photography: (uncredited) Mary Jasch
Rollin' Garden Party Bus Hostess: Ursula Brown

Contributing Writers & Photographers
John Cannizzo
Mary Jasch
Samantha Richardson
Julian Sparacino

DIG IT! Magazine
PO Box 397
Augusta, NJ, 07822
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Email us at: mary at dig-itmag.com

Who are these people anyway?

Ursula Brown is hostess on the Rollin' Garden Party Bus Trips. It's her pleasure to welcome party-goers on the bus and assist the Tour Leader, Mary, in any way she can. She says: "I enjoy preparing 'party favors' for our guests. These are bags containing snacks, napkins, tissues, hand wipes, and whatever might be on sale, to make the trip more comfortable. Our guests are the nicest bunch of folks anyone could ask for and I enjoy my role tremendously."

John Cannizzo works with The Horticultural Society of New York and the GreenTeam, their income generating project for individuals who are getting their lives together after leaving prison. He has lived with the loves of his life - his wife Pam and daughter Julia - in New York City ever since returning from Kenya in 1995, where he served in the Peace Corps as a specialist in agroforestry. John writes The GreenTeam, a monthly column.

Mary Jasch owned Exotic Designs, an indoor landscape company, for 23 years. She graduated magna cum laude from Cook College, Rutgers University, in Natural Resources Management/Applied Ecology. Mary received the New Jersey Water Environment Association's Daniel E. Bigler Undergraduate Study Award for academic and professional qualifications and activities. Mary is a freelance writer and photographer, and has been publishing DIG IT! since 2003. Check out her book, Best Hikes with Dogs - New Jersey (The Mountaineers Books) on New Jersey Dog Hikes

Samantha Richardson is an active horticulturist and naturalist in New Jersey. She serves on her hometown’s Environmental Commission to help maintain and increase awareness of urban green initiatives. Samantha spends most of her time beautifying urban environments as Horticulturist with Greater Newark Conservancy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Planning & Design from Rutgers University.

SHiNYMACHiNE www.shinymachine.com has 17 years experience in web design on both Coasts. The SHiNYMACHiNE portfolio consists of large corporate work for IBM, WWF and JCPENNEY, law enforcement (LAPD, Sacramento Sheriff's Office) to smaller businesses like SoundSpa Recording and Productions (NJ).

Julian Sparacino is a Scranton-based photographer/musician. He creates his art with the intent of conveying a fresh perspective. His photos have appeared in regional magazines, newspapers and solo exhibits. Along with his life-long obsession with photography, as a freelance musician Julian performs professionally in festivals and gardens and galleries worldwide. He has performed and composed music for various multi-media projects in collaboration with artists, musicians and dancers in the U.S., Europe and China.

Proud Member:
The Garden Conservancy Mary is the Mendocino County, CA, Open Days representative and started the program there.
The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum
The American Horticultural Society
Dog Writers Association of America
Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council
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