I am enjoying what I am learning in the course taught by the Oklahoma Extension Office about starting a Market Garden.
Even with our differing backgrounds, my colleagues and I share an interest in producing and selling food.
The quality of the instruction was pointed out to me a couple of years ago at a workshop by graduates of this course.
Several people had started their businesses from the ground up and had good results.
Although I do’t know when I will be able to put the information I am learning to use, or where my next garden will be, (our house is on the market), I feel a deep value in learning sound practices for producing my own food and making it available to other people.
I enjoy learning about other food production centers that have been started in small settings and how they have grown to larger greenhouses and acreages when I talk to farmers at the Farmer’s Markets.
I like becoming part of the solution to local food sources and food security and food purity.
I like the practical and proven practices I am learning about and look forward to putting them into practice myself.
© 2014 Kathryn Hardage