When I saw the email form promoting the *Triscuit Home Farming Blog Tour, I jumped to sign up. My husband and I have been discussing a home garden for some time now. We moved up to Northern Arizona for numerous reasons:
- Small town
- Slower pace
- Friendly people
- Less traffic
- Fresh air and less pollution
- Small business community
- More opportunity for localized charity work
- Small public school for our children
- Wildlife, nature and all things sensory
When we first moved up here the neighbors said: “Oh, don’t worry. The mountain lion isn’t living under your house anymore. She moved on.”
Not long after we realized that our back yard was a big draw for the local wildlife: javelina, deer, elk, squirrels, raccoons, possums, and of course – our leave favorite – SKUNKS.
We tried to build a compost pile in our yard but the animals made that their nightly stomping ground.
Garden? Do we dare?
I figured that by signing up for this blog tour, I’d inadvertently push myself to research what we can do and how we can keep our food safe from the wildlife dwelling among us. As I began to look into this, a friend of mine sent me to the following website: The Dinner Garden. After reviewing their information, I made a small donation and shared their link with others. I decided to take the idea to my town charity group. I asked them if they would consider building a community garden in our small town. The kids in town could help to cultivate the garden and everyone (including the food bank) would benefit from the fruits, vegetables and more. They LOVED the idea and we are now in the process of finding a local spot to claim for our community garden; to the benefit of all.
A big thanks to Triscuit for encouraging home farming and for spurring me to action.
Oh – the box of Triscuits that came for my review were GONE in two days. Thanks, kids.
From rural areas to urban communities, home farms are sprouting up all over the country. And it’s only just begun. Triscuit has created this site with help from Urban Farming, a non-profit organization, to help build a home farming community where both beginners and more seasoned gardeners can dialogue and gather information towards their common mission: to reap food that is deliciously fresh, penny-wise, healthier for themselves and the planet. It’s about home farming, and the everyday joy that grows out of it. So join us and let’s get farming!
*Disclaimer: “I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Triscuit and received the product necessary to facilitate my candid review. In addition, I received a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.”