Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Even as I'm writing this short little post, I feel so happy and carefree.....can you imagine how I would feel if I was toiling around in the soil right now. Well, I would be very dirty and muddy because it's raining right now, but I would be so content....and don't give me a good book or documentary to top my day off with some really good food of course....that would be just fantastic!
I'm proud of myself for making myself blog, it truly sparked my creative juices and lifted me spiritually, if that makes sense....I wasn't depressed or anything, just started feeling like a poor factory worker of old, punching the dreaded time clock and giving so much of my time and energy to a place that I barely have time to enjoy me, and the things I love......and I've always been someone that knew how to take time for herself and do little things for self, and I'm not going to be any different now.
See you guys soon, I'll be updating a bit more and expand with some other ideas for the blog as well.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The arugula is really starting to take off, thanks to the fabulous spring weather we're having in Atlanta. Lots of sunshine and nice quality of rain. As a gardener, nothing beats a nice comfortable sunny day spent in the garden, but I definitely love seeing the growth rain brings to plants. Down below is a picture of some arugula that I recently planted in an old jewelry box, and they look pretty happy.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
This open house at Collegetown was a great opportunity to take a great informational tour about the grounds--by the way, Truly Living Well actually owns the land at Collegetown, which further shows how invested they are in the community. Not only are they nourishing a community nutritionally, socially,spiritually,but economically, too.
Truly Living Well has set themselves up to be in the position of not having to worry about land grabs and having a place of their own, and I absolutely LOVE it!
So back to the original story at hand, the open house.
I was so glad that the Atlanta weather decided to co-operate and give us a gorgeous spring day because we had some days that felt more like January rather than March and it was a wonderful day for a garden tour, and most of all, I got to spend it with my oldest daughter, who happens to be my gardening buddy.
Yennenga Adanya the Education Programs Director was our amazing tour guide. She jumped right in giving a bit of history of Truly Living Well and the founder, Rashid Nuri. In fact, she was so into the tour that, she forgot to introduce herself at the beginning of the tour,lol. Some people might have been turned off by that, but I believe she was truly excited to show off their wonderful place, and besides she eventually introduced herself while on the tour.
It's important that we get the compost down because it is the foundation to great gardening success like Yennenga mentioned on the tour.
After leaving the compost area we went to the sifting area where they sift down their compost. I really like their set up, they can get a lot sifted at one time....looks like two or four wheel barrels at a time. You can't really see the other table because it got cut off, but yeah, they got a really nice setup here.
|Logs for the hugelkultur beds|
My daughter and I had a fantastic time and hopefully, if you're in the Atlanta area, hope you'll stop by and experience this place, and if you're not in the Atlanta area, I hope you get an opportunity to volunteer or experience something like this in your area. If you don't have something like this in your area, maybe you can do something on a smaller scale in your own community.
I'm out......and remember, Keep Growing!