This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he always thought the garden was his. Even though I do all the work, he always stood by me. I'm located near Boston (in USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and try to grow all of my family's vegetables.

Friday, May 09, 2008

presentation preparation

Well, I'm trying to figure out what a group of gardeners would want to hear me talk about tomorrow morning. I'm talking at 10 am at the Squirrel Brand Community Garden Spring Kickoff in Cambridge. The weather's going to be drizzly, so I don't expect too big a group (my parents are coming, so there will be at least 2 people). Let's see, I should come up with an outline ....

"The On-Line Community of Gardening: Garden Blogging"


Blogger Dan said...

Hi Kathy,

I am the coordinator of the Squirrel Brand Community Garden. I
was very excited to hear from our activities coordinator that you would be presenting at our Spring Kickoff.

I've always enjoyed your site, the efforts you put into creating a beautiful, bountiful garden and the resourcefulness of your blog.

Gardening for you is obviously a lifestyle and not a passing thought. I am confident that your presentation will convey that excitement.

Whatever you put together, it will be great.

May 09, 2008 11:43 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Thanks Dan.

I am really looking forward to wandering through your gardens, meeting whoever is there and seeing the interesting day your group has put together. I have my big umbrella and an outline ready. And Skippy has a cute new haircut!


May 09, 2008 11:49 AM

Blogger RickDinChicago said...

I recently discovered your site via a google search on "plantine potatoes". If I had not misspelled "planting", then I never would have found you.

As a first time in a long time gardener I appreciate all your insight.

Consider taping your presentation and putting it online!

May 09, 2008 3:25 PM

Anonymous Compostings said...

Great idea! Tape the presentation or post your summary etc.! I would love it.

May 09, 2008 5:33 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Thanks! Thanks really nice.

I don't think I will tape it. Its enough pressure as it is. I'll post some sort of summary. And I'm hoping my Dad will take a picture.

I have a lot of comments that I would like to share with whomever comes to listen. Meaning the comments readers have left on my blog. My comments are the best part of blogging. Well, they are the reason for blogging. I have a list of them that I can share on topics like Capucijner peas, onion problems, new community plot, etc.

I have to say that I had a lot of fun today reading through old comments and finding my favorites...

May 09, 2008 9:11 PM

Blogger Jessica said...

I found your blog about a month ago when searching for something (I can't remember) for my garden. I really enjoy reading your posts and watching your garden grow!

I love to garden myself but never owned land to do so until now! I have my first vegetable garden going and it has been the most exciting time for me!

I am also reading a book you might like, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A year of food life" by Barbara Kingsolver. If you have not read it yet, it is definitely a book to pick up!

I hope the Spring Kickoff went well for you!

May 10, 2008 11:09 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Congratulations on your first garden! That sounds very exciting.

The kick-off was a lot of fun. I met some really great gardeners.

I read Animal, Vegetable... a few months ago. Yes. A good book. It was my bedtime reading for a week or so. It put me to sleep well, which is a good quality for a book. But I'm more interested in gardening than in WHY garden. I loved the last chapter about the turkeys. That was great.

May 10, 2008 11:44 PM

Blogger Jessica said...

I am glad you had a great time at the kick-off! I need to start finding local things to meet gardeners... especially since I really don't know what I am doing. I could use some moral support!

The turkey chapter was definitely my favorite as well. I've always loved to garden and was going to start a veggie garden this year no matter what (the book didn't convince me to start one). However, I find that the book makes me think of things I have never thought of before. I do feel that the beginning of the book was far more interesting than the middle-end although, I do have four more chapters go.
Thanks for your reply!

May 11, 2008 7:58 PM


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