Category: explore growing

I like to eat

As remarkably – most people do. It’s fun when it fresh, even better if it’s full of vitality and makes your tastebuds smile. Kinda cool when you can’t put a price on it, as it’s something super seasonal to your area. Some of these…

It started with a seed

Well, it actually started with a salad – a salad farm or market garden where dogs the size of small ponies and weighing in as much as a medium sized human, roamed the farm to protect us all from black bears. On this ex…

Gotta start somewhere

The main thing about gardening – you just have to start somewhere. I started our backyard market garden with absolutely no idea, no real skills, not much patience – but I had curiosity in spades. After working with food for so many years, I…

Growing awareness

Many of us learn by doing. By actions taken and observing our experiments over time. That’s been pretty much the whole path of the adventures of Popes Produce. Try. Wait and see. try again. Wait. Cheer. Working within your community is such a treat….

What is healthy food anyway?

As a lovely girlfriend posted the other day.. ‘Reading can seriously damage your ignorance’ So I try to do as much as possible and across a reasonably broad range, (as long as it has something to do with food.) If I could absorb them…

The more I grow the more I cook (or at least play in the kitchen)

Another awesome adventure in abundance !!! Knowing where to go for your seasonal best is imperative for good health. Better still is learning what on earth to do with it once you’ve got it. Citrus are care of our backyard – just in time…

Coming up for air

Every now and again my head feels a little like this….. A little all over the shop. It seems to make sense if I can lay it all out – systems mapping at it’s finest. Get comfy, spread it all out, no electronic interruptions…

Learning from the curious

The opportunity to learn should be a right, but quite often I like to think of it as a gift. What a treat to meet someone that spark’s curiosity (or to be the one inspiring others) so much they want to find out more,…

Why we do what we do….

Thanks you so much beautiful Kelly for your patience ! ….I’ve been struggling to write a decent business plan of late, so whilst watering this morning, I came up with a brain dump of why all this important to me…. WHY WE DO WHAT…

The Way of The Watermelon

  AAhhh the taste of summer. The vine seems to grow for months and then finally you notice the tiniest glimmer of a fruit. Check back in a week or two and it seems as if someone has got the bike pump out and…