gather and grow

Homegrown, hand-spun living in the city

We’re transitioning away from being backyard gardeners: we’ve now become people who grow vegetables in their front yard… and on other people’s land. On a street where no one else seems to be growing edible plants — our neighbors’ idea of gardening is ornamental bushes and lawn — we’re putting our labor, our veggies, and …

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…the first seedlings of our spring garden, that is! Since all our winter greens got chowed down completely by some eager furry creature(s) with big teeth, I figured I might as well start the spring garden — there’s plenty of space in the raised beds now! I must say I’ve been so happy having my …

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Of course I knew that this day was supposed to be all about new beginnings. But I hadn’t expected that a new beginning would be forced on me like this, so unexpectedly. We returned home on New Year’s Day, well-nourished by food and love and restful time after the holidays with my family, only to …

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That’s how I’ve come to think of our current garden. Knowing that our stay in this rental house would be temporary, we decided not to get too ambitious with our garden this winter. Two 8×4 raised beds in the back yard and a container herb garden in the front was going to do it. Now …

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