Community is alive and well…Or, in danger of becoming a gardening blog.


What do you do if you have a couple new raised beds in your backyard and a big pile of rich, black, smelly dirt in the driveway? Make soup! That’s right, make soup. Then call some people up and invite them over for lunch in exchange for hauling a few wheelbarrows full of dirt into the backyard. It worked! Both new friends and old showed up and it was like an old-fashioned barn raising. Some friends brought a friend of theirs so there was one person who’d never even met us out there hauling our dirt. People had fun, connected, and it was a great day. We learned that sometimes you just have to ask for help. Now I know who I’m giving all that zucchini to come August.


Halfway there!




We’re growing our own food.


Please Sprout.

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  1. sara
    Posted March 4, 2008 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    hey – we’re gardening here too – i just got online last night (things move slowly in new zealand) and i have lots of pictures of our garden-to-be as well – we’re addicted to our back yard! can’t wait to see if they sprout… miss you and will post and write soon…

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