Greetings from the Garden

I think of family food gardens as pantries full of fresh herbs and produce. This idea of pantries extends to include storehouses of ideas and knowledge where we explore the links between food and gardening. I write about gardening, recipes, and discuss the lore, history, politics, health, and science of food and gardening. Look here for what is new and upcoming. I’ll keep working in recipes. Year round gardening is increasingly popular and important as are Farmers’ Markets and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Grow your own, look for local produce, savor the seasons.

Rose Marie

5 Responses

  1. Sounds interesting. I’ll keep coming back to see how it progresses.

  2. Thanks, nice to have a first comment.

  3. Rose Marie,

    It does sound like a great idea. I LIVE to grow our own food and try to make it easy to serve when entertaining or trying to pass on healthy living to my children and grandchildren.

    Greetings from the Garden might be quite helpful and inspiring to me. (Enjoy your seed catalogs!)

  4. Hi Rose,

    I think the food garden is one of the best ways to get your children to enjoy eating vegetables – if you involve them in the whole process from garden to table it gives them a whole newfound respect for the food they eat.



  5. Hi Anne,
    So many powerful things happen when children plant, grow and share that food with others. Picking, shelling and eating fresh peas straight from the garden is one experience that every child should enjoy. Help a child carvee their initials into a tiny pumpkin and watch those letters steadily grow larger with the pumpkin. We’ve been giving out seed packets of Russian Mammoth Sunflowers to children who visit our retail store. It’s fascinating to see how offering a packet of seeds and explaing how they’ll grow and can be eaten or used ot feed birds, quenches tears, stops temper tantrums and lights up their darling little faces. When they see one seed become an 8 to 10″ plant with hundreds of seeds a lasting connection with nature occurs. Take a few photos of the child gardening so they can see the dramatic changes. It also helps fix it in their memory and reinforce their pride in what they’ve done.

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