I have my little garden a few months of the year on the prairie because of the connection it creates for our family. I love my kids and husband to gather with me in the garden. We do it together. We eat what we grow.
Right now in connection with my new job I am attending a Local Foods conference and also speaking at it. It’s renewing my spirit this time of year when gardening season seems far, far away on the prairie. It also is building and creating ideas for me on how gardening can build community in and around our rural areas from farmers markets, farm to school programs, community gardens and more.