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Kimberly Ann
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  • Puyallup, WA
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How does someone take an idea for the community and make it grow?
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I have this idea, this Johnny Tomato-Seed wish to get packets of organic, heirloom tomato seeds into the hands of people who don't usually garden - with the hope of getting folks to grow tomatoes on…Continue

Tags: community, tomatoes, gardening

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ray T. Goss II Nov 8, 2011.

 

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Ray T. Goss II replied to Kimberly Ann's discussion 'How does someone take an idea for the community and make it grow?'
"Most every small community has a garden club... "
Nov 8, 2011
Aliza Ess replied to Kimberly Ann's discussion 'How does someone take an idea for the community and make it grow?'
"Start small, maybe set up one free workshop at a local library, school, or someplace like that. Give each person at the workshop several packets of seeds and planting instructions to share with their family and friends. Let the word…"
Nov 7, 2011
Ray T. Goss II replied to Kimberly Ann's discussion 'How does someone take an idea for the community and make it grow?'
"     I'd recommend getting hooked up with Seed Savers Exchange, in Decorah, Iowa.  The members have the best and most varieties of tomato seeds that I know of.  Source them on the internet and give them a call!"
Nov 2, 2011
Christene replied to Kimberly Ann's discussion 'Any suburban/urban beekeepers here?' in the group Apiarists
"Well just keep at it once this whole world like a big farm time to get back to basics "
Jun 6, 2011
Zoubida Ayyadi replied to Kimberly Ann's discussion 'Any suburban/urban beekeepers here?' in the group Apiarists
"Christine, if the city allowed chickens and beehives, I wouldn't mind the trio at all and just do my thing. Problem is, it is not allowed. When we built our chicken coop before knowing it was not allowed here, our immediate neighbours knew what…"
Jun 6, 2011
Christene replied to Kimberly Ann's discussion 'Any suburban/urban beekeepers here?' in the group Apiarists
"Well I would say that since there is no HOA you should be able to do what you want to do, just make sure that there are no city ordinances that they could get you on.  I would just make sure if possible that the neighbors that are the closest…"
Jun 6, 2011
Zoubida Ayyadi replied to Kimberly Ann's discussion 'Any suburban/urban beekeepers here?' in the group Apiarists
"We discovered very quickly after moving here that there is a very sour, very "dysfunctional" relationship among the neighbours here. No HOA, but 3 of the 15 or so families on our street and the perpendicular street act worse than one. Very…"
Jun 6, 2011
Christene replied to Kimberly Ann's discussion 'Any suburban/urban beekeepers here?' in the group Apiarists
"We just put our first hive in and we are in a small town.  Our neighbors have fruit trees so they don't mind.  We just need to watch our children around the bees."
May 17, 2011
Michelle Valadez replied to Kimberly Ann's discussion 'Any suburban/urban beekeepers here?' in the group Apiarists
"We have bees in the burbs. I checked with my neighbors first to make sure no one nearby had a life threatening bee allergy. Otherwise, if the neighbors are just leary they will soon get over it when you hand them a bottle of honey from your hive."
Apr 7, 2011
Rozzy Gosnell and Kimberly Ann are now friends
Jul 3, 2010
Kimberly Ann replied to Cornelia's discussion 'Stinging Nettles- Urtica dioica' in the group Herb Lovers!
"I just sampled some nettle tea last night. It had a very mild and pleasant taste."
Apr 23, 2010
Kimberly Ann replied to Cornelia's discussion 'Building a straw bale garden' in the group Urban Gardeners
"It's such a coincidence - I was just reading up on this today! I need a solution for some tomatoes and I was thinking about this set up. The trouble is I have to do the growing in my front yard and I'm not sure my neighbors would…"
Apr 7, 2010
Kimberly Ann commented on Abby Glann's blog post 'Garden Journaling'
"I love the drawings! Thanks for the great post and encouragement for journaling."
Mar 31, 2010

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama
A bit about me:
suburban farmer, chicken mama, into herbs, converting lawns, organic food, green living and maybe owning some acreage one day.
Currently reading:
tons of gardening books from the library, herbal medicine
Currently listening to:
Eilen Jewell, Crooked Still, old time fiddle tunes.
My latest DIY project:
converting lawn in my yard to garden space.
Web site I recommend:
http://www.maryjanesfarm.com

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At 10:03pm on March 26, 2010, Maegan Jones said…
Hi Kimberly Ann,
Happy to have a fellow Washingtonian as a new friend. Those are some gorgeous chickens! Looking forward to planting my garden next month & sharing pics. I'll take some of my herb garden soon...
Maegan
At 12:45pm on March 26, 2010, Erika said…
Yes, I'm planning on trying Heirloom tomatoes again....this year I'm gonna start this month with seeds compared to starting in May last year! :)
At 10:59am on March 26, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Kimberly Ann - I love the "tweets" that you post - wonderful! Welcome to HOMEGROWN.org. You are such a lovely participant in the community - please keep it up!!
 
 
 

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