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Week 25 – In Which I Launch My New Blog
Well, we are almost done with this little adventure! One week to go.
The biggest thing I have learned in the journey is what it is I want to do.
Turns out, I enjoy blogging. I’ve also learned that I really enjoy being a garden writer. In all the courses I’ve taken, the main lesson I’ve learned is to find a niche I was passionate about. When you follow your passions, you don’t burn out in your goals.
So I’ve been working on a gardening blog.
My passion is to show people how to use their gardening skills to make a difference for their families, their lives and their communities. I want to encourage people to grow food in the space available to them, even if it is a pot of herbs or a tomato plant.
Growing food is such an empowering activity, not to mention healthy. Growing your own food can change your life.
I’m here to announce, then, the launch of my gardening blog, Gardens That Feed Us.
This isn’t a gardening blog that showcases beautifully landscaped yards. It’s about growing food that feeds your family and your community. The blog is about sharing what you grow to help your neighbors. It’s about turning abandoned urban lots into opportunities for grow organic food for your neighborhood. Gardens That Feed Us is about using your yard, your balcony or your windowsill to introduce fresh, organic produce into your diet.
I want to encourage people to use gardening to get outside, get some exercise and feel better physically, mentally and emotionally. The blog is about sharing that healthy habit, and the healthy produce, with those around you. Gardens That Feed Us isn’t just about feeding our bodies, but also about feeding our souls.
On this blog, I will share stories of people and groups who have made a difference with their gardening efforts. People who make a real difference in their communities through organic produce. Check out the tab, Garden Heroes and read some of their stories. If you know of anyone who has made an impact with their gardening, or if you have experienced a real positive change in your life through gardening, let me know, and you can be added to our Garden Heroes.
Gardens That Feed Us is on social media
Gardens That Feed Us also has a Facebook page, so hop on over there to like and share the page. The Facebook page was created to share information on growing organic food. It is also to share hints, tips and gardening advice to get the most out of your garden. As well, I will post articles and information on preserving and sharing your harvest. It will also be a place where readers can share their photos and gardening triumphs.
It is also connected to my Instagram. There I share my own gardening adventure photos (as well as photos of my cats). As well, there is a link to my Pinterest page. That is where I save every scrap of gardening information and ideas I can find.
Big goals for a little garden blog
My goals are simple:
- To get people excited about gardening;
- Help people find opportunities to grow vegetables that can make a real positive impact in their communities; and
- Give more people access to locally grown, organic produce, no matter where they live.
It takes a surprisingly little amount of space to grow food. There is a genuine thrill in being able to eat food that you have nurtured, grown and harvested. The satisfaction of eating organic produce that is fresh out of your garden is immense. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to take pride in serving that food to your family and friends. Being able to tell them that you grew that fresh, organic produce is also very rewarding.
So have a look at Gardens That Feed Us. I am in the process of adding more content, but it is ready to start sharing stories, information, links and ideas. Like the Facebook page and follow the blog on Twitter.
Keep an eye out for freebies and giveaways, too. I have big plans for this little blog.
My takeaway for this week: Take the chance. Do what you love. Go out on a limb. That is where the fruit is.
Next week: One Journey Ends, Another Begins.
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Remember, don’t ever be afraid to start something new or pursue your dreams. My goal is to encourage you to live a life of your choosing, find the strength you have inside you, and to use your gifts to add to the wonder of this world.