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Post  sfgteachers on 4/29/2016, 11:02 am

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Post  llama momma on 4/29/2016, 11:05 am

Oh God, No! 

 Made such a difference in my life beginning almost 6 years ago.  We exchanged a few lovely emails since then.   Such a terrific person.

I'm gutted but pray knowing his suffering is over and believe he is whole again.   

Job well done,  All my respectful affection to you, Sir Mel.


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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/29/2016, 11:06 am

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Post  Leone on 4/29/2016, 11:16 am

So very sorry for the loss! He has touched many lives and made gardening a true joy to me.
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Post  trolleydriver on 4/29/2016, 11:33 am

I am surprised and saddened to hear about Mel's passing. He has left a tremendous legacy to the gardening world. My condolences to his family and friends.
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Post  Zmoore on 4/29/2016, 11:46 am

Prayers for family.
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Post  Kelejan on 4/29/2016, 11:48 am

Mel has had such a wonderful effect on the world of gardening.

We will continue to promote this Square Foot Gardening method  and it will be his legacy.

Rest in Peace, Mel Bartholomew. 

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Post  CitizenKate on 4/29/2016, 11:56 am

I am very sad to hear this. He left the world a better place. Blessings of peace and comfort to his family and others who were close to him.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 4/29/2016, 11:59 am

I knew this day was coming, but had hoped it would not be so soon. 

This loss is a painful one for many thousands of people around the word who have been helped and inspired by Mel's legacy. 

Since 1992, when I read the First Edition of Square Foot Gardening, I have been in awe of Mel's achievement and dedication to perfecting the method and sharing it with others.

I also admired Mel's dry wit and incisive intellect. 

He will be missed greatly.
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Post  countrynaturals on 4/29/2016, 12:48 pm

This is so sad. I had no idea.  Sad
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Post  landarch on 4/29/2016, 1:28 pm

He has a great legacy...hopefully I can leave one on a smaller scale to my children, family, and friends...maybe even a stranger or two that walks past my SFG's.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/29/2016, 1:38 pm

Oh.... SO sad.....

We will keep his memory alive with our gardening efforts!
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Post  sanderson on 4/29/2016, 2:56 pm

Peace to Mel, and to his family. He left us a wonderful legacy.

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Post  sfg4uKim on 4/29/2016, 3:10 pm

Absolutely heartbroken.

If you are on Facebook you can leave thoughts for the family at https://www.facebook.com/melssquarefootgardening/

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Post  plantoid on 4/29/2016, 6:05 pm

Mel lives on in his ANSFG and will for many many years .

RIP Mel .
 Thanks for putting your ideas down on paper .

Dave , Alison & HollyRobyn
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Post  bigdogrock on 4/29/2016, 6:39 pm

Prayers to the family, friends, and all those touched by such a great person. A very sad day.
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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 4/29/2016, 7:08 pm

I'm so shocked - I had no idea he was ill.  His show on PBS was a fav of mine in my younger years and it's what came back to my mind when I decided I wanted to learn how to grow veggies.  

Praying for his family as they face the loss of this special man.
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Post  Judy McConnell on 4/29/2016, 7:56 pm

I'm so sorry to hear this - he kept his illness quiet, didn't he?  Prayers going to all who loved him.
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Post  floyd1440 on 4/29/2016, 8:01 pm

He gave us all the opportunity by enlightening all of us 

RIP.........
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 4/29/2016, 9:09 pm

Sad day.  Mel was a visionary thinker.  And a hands-on engineer.  What an awesome combination is that?  Also an inspiration to us all who follow his guidance.  And will continue to do so.  Because it works.

Prayers and great vibes going out to everyone who is mourning his loss, especially
his family and close friends.  

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Post  Mikesgardn on 4/29/2016, 9:23 pm

I just introduced another fellow civil engineer to the square foot garden method last week.  Well done Mel.
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Post  ralitaco on 4/29/2016, 11:19 pm

I'm so sad to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I'm sure he was greeted on the other side by many, many loved ones who have gone before him. He will always be remembered by his wonderful contributions to the world through his SFG method.
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Post  Yardslave on 4/30/2016, 11:44 am

I pray for solace. I there are many good memories and testimonials, but my SFG beds are a personal memorial to a great forward thinking man.
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Post  MrBooker on 4/30/2016, 11:56 am

I used to watch Mel on TV many, many years ago and purchased his first book on SFG.
    Mel will be greatly missed by people around the world.
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