Since the birth of our little one (Thug, as she is called by friends), I have been re-evaluating my goals for this site, the gardens, and our home.
Our blog, The Garden Lately, has been quiet for nearly a year, but behind the scenes I have continued to watch the incoming traffic and social media trends to understand what you, the readers, are searching for most often. I have also had the chance to explore in-depth how the gardens can serve more members of our community, especially the children.
Starting April 1st, we’ll be entering a new season with new contributing voices. Priorities for the coming year include showcasing:
- Resilient perennial crops
- Strategies and technologies for difficult and small spaces
- Incorporating more sustainable practices in the home
- Exemplary gardens from around Sri Lanka
- Developing streams of income
- Developing community initiatives
We will also continue Intrepid Gardens 101, as I believe this could become a valuable resource for tropical urban gardens. To recap, we have already covered choosing varieties and choosing containers. The next installments are set to include:
- Tools and technologies
- Garden planning
- Soil care
- Fruit trees in containers
- Adding animals
- Principles of Permaculture
Along with the education that comes as a new mother, I have also been pursuing my Master’s degree in child and educational psychology to combine the insights of current research and best-practice with the therapeutic qualities of horticulture. I am cooking up a community project that will take some time to bring to fruition, but you can be sure that over the coming months I will be looking to you, our community, for your thoughts and involvement.
I am looking forward to the new directions and energy here at IG, and I hope you will continue to join in either here or on our facebook community page!