It’s not easy to make monumental changes in your consumption patterns, even if you have strong beliefs motivating the change. Whether it’s veganism or buying only American-made, some lifestyles take a lot of effort if you’re aiming to be 100% pure about it. Some of the recent trends in environmental living – eating local, reducing one’s carbon footprint, etc – are ideas I’d like to adopt into my everyday life, at least to the extent that the constraints of time, geography, and personal finances allow. I’m not in a position to get religious about this, but I’m trying to make the sorts of incremental changes that eventually add up.
Tangentially, I’ve been bitten by the gardening bug. For the last two summers (both in DC), I’ve grown vegetables and herbs in containers and really got a lot of pleasure out of it. Some details of these previous exploits can be found here and here. This past spring in Boston I grew some plants from seed, and now that I’ve returned to DC I’m very excited to be gardening again. It’ll mostly be container gardening again this season, but perhaps in the future I’ll get a plot at a local community garden. I’m still a novice gardener, but I’m learning more all the time.
This is all to say that the theme of this blog will be primarily about my gardening adventures, with a bit of local eating and general foodie-ness thrown in. I can’t wait to get started.
Baby spinach grown on my fire escape back in Boston, local bread, non-local Bucheron.