Monday, January 3, 2011

A garden pledge

Happy new year!!! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and I pray that 2011 will be a prosperous one for us all.

I was thinking about what I could blog about and didn't want to talk about the seed catalogs that have been dropping through my mail slot every day (even though I LOVE getting them!).

So I started to think what I could write about. I thought about the Grow It Eat It initiative and the classes that have been taught. I remember a lot of people saying "I'm going to start a garden next year" and then it hit me. What would happen if everyone who reads this just helped one person plant a garden--whatever the size--this year? That could possibly be hundreds of gardens started in Maryland!

So here's my challenge. I even made my own graphic for it! My personal pledge this year is to help at least one person start a garden. It can be a container garden, a small raised bed, or a nice-sized garden (whatever that may be).

There's no place to sign up, it's just a personal pledge and I'd love to hear from everyone when they've accomplished their goal! I have two people in mind already that have been saying they are going to plant a garden for at least three years.

Is there anyone out there willing to take this pledge with me? I think it's going to be lots of fun!

So here's to 2011 and greener gardens for all!

Until next time....happy garden thoughts!

1 comment:

  1. I'm making that pledge for myself! Meaning I'm going to keep my 'own' garden going. Last year was the first year and much of the work will persist for a long time to come - fencing, asparagus beds dug and planted, Egyptian walking onions set out late in fall, chives moved in from the flower bed. I hope all this models the way for someone else and they take inspiration from my handiwork.


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