This blog post is the third in a multi-part series about building my dream: a local café with lots of heart & big projects for the community!
Today I’d like to talk about my vision for a kitchen garden for the café. One of my most favorite books is “The Secret Garden.” I love how in this book a young girl is transformed by her time working in her own garden space and how she gains confidence through this work. I think it’s important to our community to have a kitchen garden and a space where we can all learn to grow together- not only herbs, vegetables and fruits- but also learning that we all take care of this earth together so we must learn to treat every garden as our own.
I envision a lovely kitchen garden near the café that is tended by some team members and also members of the community. I can imagine that there will be garden tours, plants grown to attract birds and butterflies as well as organic produce grown there. It will be a wonderful outdoor classroom for local people to learn from and participate in.
Some of the herbs that would be lovely to grow in the garden are:
· Lemon balm
· Lavender & more!
I also see that many vegetables, greens, berry plants and dwarf fruit trees can be grown as well to add to seasonal dishes and desserts.
Not only do I see the kitchen garden providing lovely produce for the café’s dishes, I see partnering with local farmers and orchard owners for wonderful products to use as well.
What do you see in this garden we are growing together? I welcome all ideas and I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below, or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much!
With lots of care,