Category: observe

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 the garden has taught me

Gardens are incredibly satisfying places to hang out. They also instill an incredible amount of wonder and a feeling of awe as well as providing something juicy for your next meal. If you make enough time to go slowly in the morning, you’ll see…

Slowing down to grow

It happens so often – run run run to chase a idea of who you should be, where you should be and what you should be. Sometimes slowing down can have remarkable results. it’s important to remember to be a little kind now &…

Grounding the preparation

Sun is getting up a little earlier these days, as am I. Easing myself into the upcoming summer routine when the juiciest, most productive part of the day is early morning before the heat gets into things. At the rate our environment is changing,…

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…

Gardening for the Soul

Coolest thing about growing and edible garden, is you get to eat your experiments. It’s not like doing the dishes where you have the instant gratification of clean dishes but in no time flat, hey ho! they’re dirty. Gardening is great for the soul….

The space in between

Years ago, my sister introduced my to the concept of ‘negative space’. Really hard to grasp this art talk at the time, as I thought how can any space be negative if you know it’s there ? Little did I realise then how important…

Makes me smile

It’s all the little things. These are in no particular order….. When someone doing great work is happy to share their experiences with you (thanks to super mentor market gardeners Cal at Green Connect & Lizzie of Piccolo Farm ), when you go into a volunteer…