VPR Cafe: Rekindling The Gardening Spark
While many are intrigued by the idea of growing vegetables at home, the care and maintenance required can be a turn off. Finding or remember the joy of past seasons can help you avoid being overwhelmed by weeds or losing the drive get out into the dirt.
Candace Page, a contributor to the Savovore Section of the Burlington Free Press, said she lost her desire to garden until she attended a workshop with Julie Rubaud from Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg.
“Her primary message was gardening does not have to be a chore,” Page said. “It does not have to be something overwhelming where you think ‘Oh god, today I gotta go out and plant the garden for the summer.’”
Page said Rubaud recommends starting a kitchen garden, which is a small gardens right outside your door where you plant a few vegetables you’d want on a regular basis.
You can learn more about kitchen gardens in Page’s piece Kitchen Gardening For Those Who Love To Cook.
The VPR Café is made possible by Otter Creek Kitchenware in downtown Middlebury, offering over 70 lines of kitchenware.