I Want Your Stories!

13 Jun

I am working on a piece about the current generation of gardeners (specifically for edibles: fruit and veg) and I would love to hear your stories. When did you begin to garden? Why did you start? Why do you do you continue to do it? Is this your first try? Please comment here and let me know whether you mind being contacted about your gardening stories for possible publication…

Thanks! Natalia



2 Responses to “I Want Your Stories!”

  1. Sara Padilla June 15, 2011 at 9:31 am #

    I’m fairly new to gardening and still mostly have the basics in two raised beds in our backyard. This summer’s harvest will be our third year and each summer has had its successes and failures. The primary reason I started gardening was a move to a city in the Pacific Northwest where urban and community gardens are so popular! We bought a house with a decent backyard, and that first summer I planted at least 25 or 30 sunflowers. They were spectacular. The next summer, my thoughts turned to edible produce. Our son had just turned two years old, and when he realized he could pick his own cherry and grape tomatoes and sugar snap peas and eat them straight from the garden, he was hooked! It’s now easy for him to try nearly any veggie that we grow ourselves. He helps me plant, gets his hands dirty, and enjoys the results of his “hard work with Mama”.

  2. rlmst34 June 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    I’ve never not gardened (I’m 33). My parents and grandparents just did it, so it’s second nature to me. I had at least some herbs on a windowsill even in college. I continue to do it because I love it – even weeding is cathartic to me. And it’s very important to me that my kids understand where their food comes from, because so many of them don’t.

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