I’ve tried gardening a number of times over the past few years. Mostly small veggies and herbs. I even tried grapes last year after someone told me they pretty much take care of themselves once you get them started. But alas, my grape dream died. Something in the spring air makes me think I can do it, but the end result is always the same. Epic fail.
I admittedly could probably work a little harder at it, but let’s be honest, I see home gardens as more of a hobby than anything. Where most likely, you’re only generating enough food for a number of meals in late summer. To really do something worthwhile—to do something big—I’d need more land, more help and oh yeah, I need to know what the heck I’m doing.
It looks like I may be in luck. In doing a little more research after the River Cottage post from a few weeks ago, I found that there’s a Landshare program right here in Colorado. And just like the operation based across the pond they’re “connecting people who want to grow food to land to grow it on.” More importantly, they help you do it. Consulting and planning services, plant variety recommendations, planting calendars… you name it.
My black thumb may have tints of green in its future….