HOMEGROWN, meet new member Clare, from California’s central coast. Maybe because she has plenty of experience with animals (more on what she raises below), Clare agreed to be our guinea pig and try out a new format for this week’s Meet Your Neighbors—the first of 2013. On Wednesday afternoon, we met online for tea and a chat, the results of which are below. One important note: The conversation begins with the comment closest to the bottom of the page, so you’ll need to read from the bottom up. Hey, it’s a little like farming: What’s down low in the soil is crucial to what comes later! And thanks so much, Clare, for a lovely afternoon coffee klatch.
What is Meet Your Neighbors? Most of us spend a fair amount of time tending our online gardens, but it’s easy to forget there’s a real person behind every quiche recipe, chicken inquiry, and hoophouse design here on HOMEGROWN. Well, nuts to that! MYN gives us a chance to meet over the back fence and shake hands. (Or maybe hug? We’re huggers. But no pressure.)