Real Gardeners…

Real gardeners trade Sunday morning lie-ins for hard work and sunshine

(They also stop to smell the flowers)

Real gardeners are proud of even the tiniest harvests.

(And proud enough to go shirtless, too)

Real gardeners are not quite sure what to do with so many tomatoes…

(But they’ll figure something out)

Real gardeners stock up for the week, with plans of grilled eggplant and basil salads, homemade pasta sauce atop roasted spaghetti squash, and steamed vegetables for days.

They spend Sunday nights in the kitchen, pots and pans clanging, making a week’s worth of from-the-garden meals.

They marvel at friends who go out to eat all the time.

(Though they used to do that, too)

Real gardeners could never go back to life without a garden, without fresh produce, hand-picked, and time spent laughing, gossiping and toiling away with friends.

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Touring the Garden

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Today we met our garden! It’s located in the southwest area of Salt Lake City proper, near 21st South and 5th East.

Bryant gave us the tour, and a bit of the garden’s history. This space, which is part of some very kind and generous people’s backyard, has been utilized for a few years now to get organically-grown food to the people. BUG Farms uses the space as well. This year they’re growing grains.

We went over the rules and picked out what crops we’d like to plant. You can look forward to corn, beans, squash, tomatoes, basil, and much more!

But first, we had to clear out the old to make room for the new. So…

…today’s work was all about pulling up drip-line and weeds…

…to make room for a Garden City.

-SC