As a nutrition professional and sustainable nutrition advocate, it’s hard to believe that until several years ago, I didn’t have much of a garden. Here’s how I got started.
A big eye-opener for me was reading Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, her account of her family’s challenge of eating only local food for a year, much of it grown themselves. Wow – I was inspired! Too bad I read the book in October, really too late in the year to rip up the lawn and plant tomatoes, which was what I was envisioning. And did I mention that my gardening skills are minimal at best?