Home » The Garden Lately » Community » Kicking off this April

Kicking off this April

posted in: Community | 0

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!

Margie is the founder of IG and is passionate about the therapeutic benefits of working with nature in the garden. She enjoys mangosteen, the rainy season, hammocks, and wild visitors in the garden.

Leave a Reply