Breaking Fresh Ground

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Breaking New GroundBeginning is always the hardest part for me.

I’ve been wanting to write a blog about food gardens for a while now; and not just about any food garden but about growing edibles in a small space, which means it’s usually an urban space. And, because these small urban growing spaces are usually highly visible, I’ve been wanting to write about how they could be designed to be beautiful and stylish.

But I haven’t felt ready to do it until now, when I find myself having to make a beginning in a new place, a new environment, a new community.  I’ve recently left behind a garden design business, a house that my husband and I renovated together, an established kitchen garden, and a much-loved community in the zone 8 of Austin, Texas, to move to the zone 3a of Edmonton, Alberta – writing a blog doesn’t seem like the most overwhelming project I could take on anymore.  Suddenly, sharing my passion for growing food seems like one of the easiest things I could do, and one of the best ways to finding my place again.

This beginning, because it’s starting in my garden, is going to be effortless…