Our company began small, with a staff of just eight avid gardeners. We now have more than 250 employee-owners and are one of the largest online and catalog gardening companies in the country. My wife Lynette and I tend about an acre of gardens around our house, which includes many woodland plants, a water garden and dozens of container plantings. Our vegetables come from the Intervale Community Farm, Vermont's largest membership farm. Lynette and I also spend several months each year in Costa Rica, where I have founded a watershed restoration enterprise, a sustainable agriculture and agroforestry education center, and Central America's first CSA membership farm. I am also developing a reforestation and timber management venture, available in the U.S. as Reforest Teak.