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.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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