Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day Seed Give Away!


I have been meaning to do a giveaway to my lovely readers but never got around to it at the blog year anniversary. Until now!

Little known fact: when I'm not a mom, wife, garden blogger, I am a social worker. I work with these inspiring families each with a child with a medical condition. One of the moms I work with lives in low income housing and on my last visit- she had renegade gardened a huge plot of land in her complex. She showed me and stated she wanted to try to grow the organic vegetables they could not afford to buy. GIRL YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW! You just gorilla gardened in front of the wrong woman. Little known fact to my clients: I am an amateur veggie growing queen. So I went to my favorite nursery and bought her lots of organic veggie and fruit seeds to help her get started. And as a thank you to my readers, I bought you a matching set!

Leave me a comment about a woman who inspires you for a chance to win lots and lots of organic seeds. If the winner is in this area, we will write when you need to plant what.

I will pick a winner at random on let's say...Weds. and send the seeds off in the mail for you. Good Luck!


  1. In a way, Kakdah keeps me inspired and enthusiastic about gardening, with her little help and by just being there... Gardening is definitely of less fun without her around.. haha.. I am inspired too by that little fella checking chicken's bedroom!
    Cheers.. Have a great weekend.

  2. I don't have a house so I don't need seeds. But I am inspired by my mom, my aunts, both of my late grandmothers, my SISTER and my Other Mother, Renee. I'm so lucky to have so many cool mamas in my life!

  3. A woman who inpires me is tbe wife of an oncology patient. She leaves the hospital every evening to go home and care for their teenage son and all their rescue animals. Deer, birds, raccoons, you name it. She rehabs them and later releases them. Then she comes back to the hospital in the morning and spends the day with her husband. She rocks.

  4. Now there is a woman trying to make the most of what she has. You did such a great thing helping her get the garden started right. I would say that YOU are inspiring :)

  5. I am overwhelmed with my one plant so don't pick me, but I wanted to say I am inspired by this story! I hope to see photos of this new garden up soon, fun. As for lady inspiration I'd have to pick Nancy Drew, what a sleuth!

  6. My mother-in-law, Bobbie Jo, is an amazing and resourceful woman. A business woman, an artist and a fantastic mother/grandmother/mother-in-law who has boundless love for her family. And her garden is a work of art!

  7. My wonderful wife, who despite baby raising, work, and class, still manages to get in and weed the beds for me when she can squeeze it in. I get the glory of the planting and harvesting, and fun of watering (1 year olds really like watering), and she has to do the weeding and not step on anybody important!
    Todd Walker

  8. Obviously you were meant to be matched with your client. How cool is that?

    This mother's day I was thinking about how nice it was to be able to squeeze in a 3 hour nap. I can't tell you when I've felt so rested. My thoughts then drifted to all of the single moms out there who never get to catch a break or get caught up on sleep. How they had to do every single little and big chore, every single day, all of the time. I honestly have no idea how they do it, I guess it's because they have to.