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Hello! This is Kacey from Two Million Blooms, and I’m honored to be guest blogging for The Land Connection today!
Since graduating from the Central Illinois Farm Beginnings (CIFB) program, a lot has happened! Here's the skinny.
We've been having some fun with military terminology in the office lately, with IED (Interim Executive Director) as a favorite. I'm going to add another one in -- more nautical in nature, and more encompassing of my current philosophy -- Steady as She Goes. That is my goal as Interim Executive Director -- not to blow things up, but instead to keep things on course and moving forward in the same direction.
Six years ago this fall I arrived in Champaign. I spent the winter wondering what could possibly be good about this place. Having lived most of my life on the coast of California, I just didn’t get it--was so cold, and SO flat.
This week we feature a guest blog from Sally Writes with a look at the benefits of gardening as we age.
"When they begiiiin Farm Beginnings..." (to the tune of Cole Porter's Begin the Begine) Oh how I love Farm Beginnings and Cole Porter, so why not mesh them!
With summer coming into full force, I am in full preparation mode for Farm Beginnings. This October will mark the 13th class of new farmers that The Land Connection has ushered into their new careers! It is such a privilege to help prepare new farmers for starting their local food businesses.
Somewhere between Cilantro and Coriander, there is a tasty jar of pickles
I’ve been with The Land Connection for a short time, but as of the beginning of July, I’m moving on from my position as the Program Director. It is an exciting time for me as I transition to this next step, but also a time for reflection and gratitude of all that I’ve gained by being a part of The Land Connection family.
Guest blog by Sally Writes (www.shieldmysenior.com)
Many of us can probably remember those days outside as young children when we’d get our hands and feet dirty in the soil of our gardens without rhyme or reason. The garden is a place where small pleasure can be found; in growing our very own plants, we can feel like we are contributing to the natural beauty around us and helping the environment blossom.