But, on March 21, they will be offering a gardening workshop with Jeanne Nolan, founder of the edible business The Organic Gardener and author of the book From the Ground Up. I’ve mostly given up on having a garden in my backyard thanks to all the squirrels and cats, but I’m thinking of attending the workshop just to see if she has any advice to give on this matter. Last year, I took my daughter to the Kilbourne Park organic plant sale and let her pick out a handful of veggies and herbs. We had a lovely “squirty” tomato plant (aka Cherry tomatoes) that would have produced a nice crop if it hadn’t been for the squirrels taking the fruit right before it was ripe! For my daughter’s sake, I feel like I should keep trying. She loves the idea of gardening and is constantly asking to plant stuff, which is something I want to encourage, of course. I feel like I have a black thumb, but I know a lot of people are very successful at growing plants, and I want my daughter to see the positives of it.
If you can’t make it to this workshop, keep an eye out for the many others that will probably be going on in the upcoming spring. I’ll try to keep my calendar updated as I find them, so check back.