Tomatoes and peppers and flowers...oh my!
We are incredibly grateful for the rains we have been having in June. What started out as a very dry spring has turned into a sufficiently wet summer and our plants our very happy. Our beautiful garden is getting the attention of our community and many women are visiting, learning about growing their own food, and have offered to participate in our gardening club.
Each Wednesday families from the neighborhood gather in the park at St. Paul to enjoy a meal provided our local food bank. We have taken this opportunity to hold a very casual gardening workshop for the 20+ moms in attendance. Our first week we learned to gather, bundle and dry a variety of herbs. Last week everyone chose a packet of seeds and either a vegetable or flower to take home. As part of every gathering we talk about the revenue-generating opportunities at our local farmers market. The ladies' eyes twinkled when we talked about taking flower bouquets and extra home-grown produce to the market to sell.
The possibilities are endless in this little community and I am so proud to be a part.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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