An Urban Potager is my term for a Modern Day Kitchen Garden. Back in 2010, I used the name Urban Potager to explain my Modern Day Kitchen Garden. Well, today I have switched that around.
I write a blog about growing food in an urban area near the Mississippi River. My city is apart of a metropolis known as the Quad Cities which is home to close to 500,000 people.
About 18 yrs ago, I was diagnosed with slow-growing incurable cancer. It changed my life and introduced me to learn to live more of an organic/chemical free life.
We don’t have a lot of space in the city, so we have to use our entire lot to grow food. That means we have to integrate our perennial, annual and biennial growing plants. Our homes need to work with nature, not against her….it is where we should encourage each other to grow organic food, flowers, herbs and create community “together’ in the heart of our cities.
Since 2010, I have been helping people in my community grow healthy food outside their door. I am an advocate of tearing up your lawns, growing food and replacing some of our urban landscape with pollinator-friendly ones to create biodiversity.
I research vegetables, herbs, and flowers that grow best in containers, small spaces, vertically, mixed beds or in less than ideal growing conditions which most urban /city gardeners encounter. At the end of each growing season, I evaluate which were the most successful. The goal is to grow year-round nutrient dense food using organic growing techniques throughout the year.
Welcome to our sustainable garden that includes biodiversity at the heart of its being.
Happy Organic Gardening
Quad Cities, Illinois
M.S in Education, a former modern dancer in my younger years( many moons ago-LOL), biking nut, organic gardener, and caretaker/builder of nature. I credit my natural Modern Day Kitchen Garden with helping keep me plugging along.
I am thankful each day to wake up and work in a garden that has blessed me so I can help others learn to create an oasis right in the heart of the city to heal them and nature. Why don t you become an Ambassador of Change on your block or street where you live. One person can make a difference. I hope you decide to be that one person today. Watch the “Domino effect.”