The Food Garden v.2014
Six years after Joaquin’s birth, it was finally time to tend the backyard and indulge in some gardening projects. Along with the bounty of mint and strawberries that Nature has generously provided to this home, I started a small garden to experiment regrowing food from kitchen scraps. Onions, garlic, cabbage, celery, and a carrot top successfully regrew into a small harvest. Regrown leeks went to seed and created new plants that went dormant over the winter. We also planted and enjoyed basil, rosemary, tomatoes and sweet potatoes. By fall I was so in love with growing food and using it in the kitchen, I set up new planting areas to compost over the winter to expand food growing operations next year. It was the beginning of a beautiful and deeper friendship with my land and food.