A Global Garden Chorus
Dear Kitchen Gardener, Orto, potager, ????? ?????? ?????, ??????, huerta, moestuin, ??, Gem?segarten, horta, kitchen garden. Although we may use different words, growing healthy and delicious food for the family table is truly an international language and the goal of KGI is to inspire and teach more people to speak it. What better occasion for us to sing in chorus than World Kitchen Garden Day, this Sunday? As you can see from the 75 Kitchen Garden Day markers shown above and from our Facebook event page (with 1500 attendees!), this year's celebration is shaping up to be our biggest and best yet. I hope you'll find some way of recognizing the day and using it to teach at least one new person one new thing about kitchen gardening. In this newsletter and in future ones, I'd like to invite new voices to join this global conversation so that we might learn from one another and help each other, whether we live in the same neighborhood or on the other side of the planet. Please let me know if you'd be interested in guest authoring a future newsletter as a way of sharing what kitchen gardening means in your country and culture. The KGI Board and I are particularly interested in creating space in the newsletter (and organization as a whole) for people and groups located outside the US and from countries where kitchen gardening is not simply a hobby, but a critical part of family and community food security. Happy Kitchen Garden Day, happy gardening, and if you're up to your ears in tomatoes, happy tomato salads and tomato canning! Roger Whether you're planning a Kitchen Garden Day gathering for 3 or 33, please try to snap a and share picture or two. You can email them or post them to Flickr or Twitter using the tag KitchenGardenDay. Thank you.
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