Thursday, April 10, 2008


Heard my first white-throated sparrow of the season today, that means spring is here.

Gardening is a great way to get kids and adults outside working with the land. I started getting serious about gardening after I read Shep Ogden's Straight-Ahead Organic: A Step-By-Step Guide to Growing Great Vegetables in a Less-Than-Perfect World, a fantastic book for the beginning organic gardener. The results were great, and are even more desirable today, in this world of vegetables imported from places thousands of miles from home, and the subsequent problems that arise because of the that. I even got to know Shep Ogden, who is a local neighbor and colleague now--one hell of a gardener.

That garden was at our last home, and our lot now allows for a smaller plot. But we'll be working on being as locovorious as possible this year, by either growing our own or buying from local providers.

To help get you started or psyched for this year's garden, check out this site to start with, as it's National Garden Month.