While our family, isn't branching out and doing big farming we do like to dable in garden boxes,flower and vegetable plating each spring. This year is no different, except we are going to expand beyond our garden box and actually make a few larger scale boxes to grow quiet a bit of food this year.
While our actual food from previous years isn't exactly county fair 4-H club blue ribbon winning, it's good food that was fun to grow.
This year we have already planted a slew of organic seeds in indoor planting pods,and are awaiting the days until we can transfer everything outside.
I know this sounds so cheesy but, the first garden we planted brought me so much joy! True, I have grown two precious little humans in my belly, but there's something about growing your own food to feed those little kiddos that makes you so very proud! We do enjoy our trips to the farmers market, but growing your very own salad bar in your backyard, is the most rewarding experience!We do have the benefit of living somewhat in middle of the country, but I think urban farming is possible anywhere.When Kevin, Zoe and I lived in our apartment, Kevin's mom helped me grown TONS of tomatoes in buckets on our patio! (We seriously had so many tomatoes, and herbs, I had no idea what to do with them! So because if this I know without a doubt despite where we live farming on any scale is possible. It also gives the kiddos something to do during the spring and summer and it's an every day activity the whole family can help with! I really urge you to try to grow at least one thing this Spring/Summer. Be it some potted flowers on your outside space, a single vegetable of your choice, or a whole backyard salad bar. I truly can stand behind saying. it will make you very happy! So, go play in some in some dirt and get to growing!!