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Posted April 20, 2010, 10:26 pm in Gardening

Spring has officially sprung!  

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It's that time of year when new beginnings seem possible.  Everyone feels invigorated and the promise of new life helps put a spring in your step. From fresh flowers to chirping chicks, just look around and it's impossible to not be amazed by the miracle of life.

It's also a good time to get to know some people who are celebrating the simple joys of getting your hands dirty!  Check out these stories and you too can cultivate your own green thumb!

-- They sure don't make them like Virginia Ferrigno anymore. How many weed-whacking, blunt-talking, active-living 85-year-olds do you know? She is a character! And she does exactly what she wants to do -- regardless of what anybody thinks! Click here to watch the story.

-- A trip to Australia changed Bernie and Carl Moro's lives forever. When they returned, they came out of retirement and started a new business -- with worms. Worms eat and they excrete, and Bernie and Carl say they can make the world a better place.  Click here to watch the story.

-- A retired businessman has discovered that the joy of volunteering combined with the joy of gardening equals the fountain of youth.  Click here to watch the story.

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The most anonymous superstar in rock is also an international leader in forestry and conservation. Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell is a two-time winner of the Georgia Tree Farmer of the Year and the winner of the prestigious National Outstanding Tree Farmer award. Click here to listen to the interview.

-- Actor Ed Begley Jr. was green before it was trendy. In fact, when he started getting into environmentalism, he was labeled a wacko. Today, he lives in a solar powered home, which also provides the energy to run his car, and he has developed a solar cooker that is making it possible for impoverished families in Africa to be able to afford to prepare meals. Click here to listen to the interview.

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