Kitchen Gardeners International: International Kitchen Garden Day 2006

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International Kitchen Garden Day is an annual, decentralized celebration of food produced on a human-scale. It is an opportunity for people around the world to gather in their gardens with friends, family, and members of their local community to celebrate the multiple pleasures and benefits of home-grown, hand-made foods.

Have you ever met a child who didn’t know food was grown in the earth, but somehow magically appeared in the supermarket wrapped in plastic? Tragic, isn’t it?

Have you ever wondered where some of that food in the supermarket was grown, or what would happen if we couldn’t ship food from all over the world?

If so, you might want to help celebrate Kitchen Garden Day on August 27th. How, is up to you–but the Kitchen Garden website offers some ideas. Even if nothing comes to mind, you will enjoy this website if you have a kitchen garden of your own.

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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