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We grieve today for our friend and mentor Mel Bartholomew

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Post  Turan on 4/30/2016, 1:29 pm

I am sorry to hear this.

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Post  sfg4uKim on 4/30/2016, 6:35 pm

I will collect these wonderful tributes and forward them on to his sons.

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Re: We grieve today for our friend and mentor Mel Bartholomew

Post  Turan on 4/30/2016, 6:38 pm

@sfg4uKim wrote:I will collect these wonderful tributes and forward them on to his sons.
Since I heard this news you have been on my mind.
To you and all the people who knew Mel personally, my heart felt condolences.

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Post  has55 on 5/1/2016, 2:18 am

@trolleydriver wrote: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.

A Great Legacy. +1

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Post  FeedMeSeeMore on 5/1/2016, 12:17 pm

This is sad news. I had no idea he was ill. May his brilliant legacy live on forever...

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My deepest sympathy

Post  Windmere on 5/1/2016, 12:23 pm

Oh, what a shock!  My heart sunk when I saw this.  To Mel's family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.  Also, I want to express that I am very thankful for a man who made gardening possible for a man (me) with limited health.  Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

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Post  sfg4uKim on 5/3/2016, 6:24 pm

Rest assured, we will honor Mel by keeping his dream alive. We're counting on everyone here to help us.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/3/2016, 6:33 pm

Very nice. We are up to this! Absolute converts! SFG Lives on! I love you cheers

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Post  Goosegirl on 5/3/2016, 6:56 pm

I have been living in my own little cave lately and am just hearing about Mel's passing.  My thoughts and prayers are with Mel's family.  Mel has been an inspiration to me and his simple methods have helped me regain peace and calm in my life one trowelful at a time.  Gardening is so much more than growing plants.  Thank you Mel, for everything!

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/3/2016, 7:13 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:I have been living in my own little cave lately and am just hearing about Mel's passing.  My thoughts and prayers are with Mel's family.  Mel has been an inspiration to me and his simple methods have helped me regain peace and calm in my life one trowelful at a time.  Gardening is so much more than growing plants.  Thank you Mel, for everything!

Hey, GG!

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Post  greatgranny on 5/3/2016, 10:22 pm

@llama momma wrote: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.
Me too, llama.  Many of us who are old could never have a garden the old way anymore.  I so appreciate his gift.  I too want to say that having a sister-in-law pass this morning with cancer has made me realize that the suffering is over and so is Mel's.  It is hard to lose someone but...

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Post  llama momma on 5/4/2016, 8:56 pm

Greatgranny
So sorry for your loss  I know it's never easy. Peace and Hugs.

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Post  floyd1440 on 5/4/2016, 9:09 pm

I read his first book in the 80's.  I wish I kept it to see the changes he made to SFGing ....

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Post  sanderson on 5/5/2016, 4:10 am

Greatgranny, When someone is suffering, it is almost a relief for their suffering to be over. May you and family have Peace.

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Post  greatgranny on 5/5/2016, 8:30 am

@sanderson wrote:Greatgranny,  When someone is suffering, it is almost a relief for their suffering to be over.  May you and family have Peace.
Thank you.

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Post  greatgranny on 5/5/2016, 8:31 am

@llama momma wrote:Greatgranny
So sorry for your loss  I know it's never easy. Peace and Hugs.
Thank you.

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Post  herblover on 5/5/2016, 11:57 am

I had no idea...prayers for his family and friends.  He has truly left a legacy; not everyone has that gift.

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Post  walshevak on 5/5/2016, 9:36 pm

@has55 wrote:
@trolleydriver wrote: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.

A Great Legacy. +1
I must add my great big +1 to these thoughts.   Sad


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Post  Triciasgarden on 5/6/2016, 1:39 pm

My good friend took me to a library event probably 18-20 years ago where Mel was teaching his sfg method.  I bought a book on the spot and he autographed it.  It was the first sfg book.  It is very worn but I will keep it forever even though I have the ansfg book!

What an amazing man to not only create this way of gardening but to also spread it around the World!  What a legacy to leave!  We will all miss you!

For his family, I am so sorry for your loss!

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Sad News. Mel Bartholomew has passed.

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Post  dcatu on 5/11/2016, 11:09 am

going to miss him.

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Post  dvelten on 5/11/2016, 6:08 pm

Very sad news, but at least Mel has planned ahead (would we expect anything less) and his SFG Foundation and this forum will preserve his legacy and educate new generations of gardeners in his methods. I was first influenced by him around 1988 when I was building raised beds on the pile of ledge I call my back yard and looking for advice on what to do with them. His first book seemed to offer a method, dividing the beds into squares. Then Mel published his ANSFG book that included his invention of Mel's Mix, far superior to what I put in my beds. Now my new garden in the town's community garden is based on Mel's ANSFG and Mel's Mix and it has inspired 3 other gardeners to try it out. His huge contribution to gardening will not be forgotten.

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