Our World Kitchen Garden Day virtual tour continues. Next stop: Hungary! Many thanks to our new friends at Pesti Kert Első Kis, a Hungarian community garden group, for organizing this fun and multifaceted event. This gathering seems to have had it all: fun people of all ages, food, drink, learning opportunities, music, dancing and even feats of strength! You can learn more about Pesti Kert Első Kis here: http://elsokispestikert.uw.hu/
Some great World Kitchen Garden Day photos courtesy of our friends at the Organic Agriculture Centre of Kenya (OACK)
Just for fun: Our garlic planting video (http://youtu.be/MYfcb3LAoX4) has had over 300,000 views, 450 likes and 28 dislikes including one vocal dislike from a vampire!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the devastating tornado that struck Oklahoma yesterday. Recovering from this tragedy will not be fast or easy, but it will happen. As one sign of hope, consider this before and after image of the Piermont Community Garden in New York (one of KGI’s Sow It Forward grantees) which was all but washed away last fall by Hurricane Sandy and which now thrives again. We’re rooting for you, Oklahomans, to do the same!
Here’s some great news from the Positive Energetics Foundation of Hawaii, one of our Sow It Forward grantees. They’re using their grant to grow a bountiful garden which supplies the local WIC program on the north shore of Oahu with vibrant, fresh veggies. Keep up the good work!
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Photo credit: Friends of Hope Community Garden, Wilmington, OH taken by Randy Sarvis
I’m relatively young and in good health, but not too young to start thinking about my edible garden bucket list. What food gardens in the US or abroad would like to see if time and money were no object? The gardens pictured here are some of the famous ones, but maybe there are some lesser-known ones that should be considered for their inspirational power. Sound off in the comment section below or here: http://kgi.org/blog/roger-doiron/10-kitchen-gardens-visit-you-die
It’s still too early for homegrown happy hour, but here’s a hugely helpful 13 minute video about homebrewing. I had a chance to watch this process in person this past summer when visiting my sister and brother-in-law in Long Beach, CA. My brother-in-law is taking his own brewing to the next level by growing some of his own hops. Cheers, Roger
Got 3 minutes to spare? No, well then how about 2 minutes and 56 seconds? That’s all it takes to watch our latest video. Also, be sure to check out our new campaign at Crowdrise here: http://www.crowdrise.com/homegrown