Let’s Get Digging

April 16, 2010 | 5:04 pm

Welcome to the new Nutrients for Life blog. This is your online source for family gardening with a dash of soil nutrition. With dirty hands, we will use our daily trials and triumphs to bring real life answers and guidelines for gardening.

My fellow master gardeners will agree; anyone can have a home garden. Simply stated it requires:

1. a few tools,
2. a place for plants to grow, and
3. the desire to assist nature in plant growth.

I look forward to sharing our family gardening experiences with you. For me, gardening is full of real life teachable moments; an opportunity to teach our three girls the beauty and mystery within a tiny little seed, the frustration of rabbits and other pests, the value of good soil (not dirt), and the joys of reaping what we have sown.

Eating is agriculture. Generationally, we have become disconnected from the farm and the knowledge gained from working with nature, soil, wind and water in food production. With this blog, we hope to inspire and equip our readers to garden with success and reconnect with the soil that contains the nutrients for a healthy life.

I have experienced this disconnect from the farm. After college, I continued to live in the city and wasn’t involved in the day to day aspects of agriculture. Gardening helped me reconnect with my roots and allowed me, once again, to dig in the soil. I still believe in the future of agriculture and will use this blog as a means of spotlighting the positive attributes of the industry in regards to gardening and food production.

Blogging is an opportunity for us to create a dialogue on how to garden, how to get our family in the garden, and how to produce healthy nutritious food. I invite you to join me in a conversation, share your family gardening joys and frustrations and help us educate on sustainable food production methods. So what do you say? Let’s get digging!