Sunday, March 28, 2010
We were honored to be asked to set up a booth yesterday, to introduce Urban Eden, at the Green Impact Zone event. The Green Impact zone is for the folks who live in a 150 block radius stretching between Troost and Prospect. We met a couple hundred people, and they were beyond kind and intrigued! The purpose of this event is to meet people, once again invest in them (giving them opportunities to gain skills like gardening, etc). Grant and I totally dug it. This is what we wish we could do full-time... empower neighborhoods and whole communities to grow their own sustainable gardens and set them up for success! We know how much it has affected our lives to be able to grow our own food (physically, spirtually, etc.) and we want to be able to assist anyone who has even a twinkle in their eye about the possibility! We love our 'job!'
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Grant and I have been working so hard these past couple of weeks. And to proudly show for it, we have installed garden beds for 3 different families already! In particular, Grant was so privileged to custom build an outdoor tabletop garden bed for an elderly gentleman. He has had severe arthritis and has not been able to garden for many years. I wish I would have taken a picture, to capture his facial expressions, when we carried it into his back yard. Overjoyed. This is just one of the reasons why we absolutely love Square Foot Gardening. It makes gardening accessible to everyone!
Sunday, March 7, 2010
While Paige and I are starting this business doing organic Square Foot Gardening installation, consultation, and eco-friendly lawn care, we also want to provide opportunities for people to learn how to grow their own food. This is for a number of reason that I will write about at another time, but for now I want you all to know about an upcoming class I am teaching through Communiversity.
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM; Saturday, March 13th; UMKC campus, Flarsheim Hall, Room 262.
If any are interested, I am teaching a class on the All-New Square Foot Gardening. Learn an organic way to grow 100% of the harvest using: 20% of the space, 10% of the water, 5% of the seeds, 2% of the work, and 0% of the weeds! Sounds impossible? Come and learn how this efficient, productive, and eco-effective system works. Square Foot Gardening is also very beginner friendly. Class will participate in practical learning activities. Cost for class is $9 to Communiversity. There is a $2 fee for handouts, and an optional book for $20. You can register for the class through Communiversity.
The class I taught in February was a great group. I enjoyed getting to teach, and learn from the people that attended. If you can't make it this Saturday, or have a group of 12 or more who would be interested in having me come and teach a class, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me. I am passionate about spreading the word, and empowering people by creating access to good organic food. Be blessed.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Grant started growing our veggie seeds last week! We already have so many varieties growing strong! These include two different kinds of kale, collards, lettuce, Cherokee and Brandywine tomatoes, and jalepenos! Next will be, by my earnest request, lots of basil and cilantro. We use these fresh herbs in almost every meal (and snack)! To me, nothing beats Grant's homemade pasta sauce, tossed over whole wheat pasta, with a handful of chopped sweet basil!
We are growing these organic seeds, using organic methods, because we want to know where our food comes from and that it is safe. For those who use our services, we want to make these seedlings available for purchase and/or planting! Pricing information to come. Thanks!