We spend a lot of time at the playground of our local public elementary school, Burley. After school lets out for the day, the grounds stay open for the community until 7pm. Oliver loves the big open, AstroTurf field to practice his soccer “skills” and they have some great playground equipment too. But the best part of the park is…
These awesome student-grown garden boxes!!! The Burley kids have already grown an abundance of leafy greens and herbs and I watched as a mom and her son picked some lettuce for their dinner salad. Is Lakeview turning into some sort of a hippie commune or what?!
I was so impressed! Of course this led me to want to get crackin’ on my own little garden patch. Every summer I say the same thing: “I’m going to plant a big, beautiful garden!” And every summer…I don’t. This year I am going to glean some inspiration from a graphic novel about home horticulture written by Amanda Thomsen, a mom I met recently. Kiss My Aster (great title, right?) is described as “a hilarious, irreverent, interactive guide to designing an outdoor space that is exactly what you want.”
I can’t wait to dive into it. If the book is half as bright and funny as its author it is going to be a great read. She has a gardening blog by the same name too. Check it out! http://www.kissmyaster.co/