I help people who want to increase their food security by growing a garden. Growing and preserving our own harvest can make a real impact on our peace of mind, grocery bills and our health. I once ran a CSA farm and supplied families with weekly baskets of locally grown, in season, fresh produce.

I share information on and resources for garden design, pest management, good practices, nurturing the soil, composting, choosing the right plants, and harvesting, preserving and using our garden bounty. You will find plant specific pages that have all the info on that vegetable or herb, including cultural practices, season and pests.

I share some lessons learned as well as some successes, so that you get the real dirt and can set realistic goals for your own plan to increase your food security.

You will love testing out the recipes I highlight and finding new ones to showcase your harvest through delicious meals you prepare using it. There are many ways to preserve your harvest, some traditional and some establishment sanctioned. As this community builds, I hope that people will share and give back to this space by sharing their own recipes and preservation techniques, remembering to always do your own due diligence to determine the level of food safety the recipe or technique achieves before adopting it as your own.

If you have or want to develop the good habit of gardening to create positive change in your life, you need information and accountability partners! Read my blog to become a more confident grower, preserver and consumer of your own healthy food! And know that you are welcome here as we build a better world, one where everyone has access to proper nutrition and food security.

Let’s grow ourselves and our gardens, together!

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If you want more detailed advice for your garden adventure, check back here often for more growing information! If you like to watch gardening videos to learn, check out Gardening Chronicle for a great selection of curated gardening video content.