Do Not Adjust Your Monitors
Okay, I’ll cease with all the teasing and secrets keeping, although in my defense, I didn’t mean to keep you in the dark. I’ve just been absurdly busy. In any case, things will be looking a little different around SFTF from this point forward. There will be a brief period during which I will be begging your forgiveness for posting less frequently (but still a couple posts a week, I hope). But after these growing pains, I think you’ll be very delighted with what’s to come.
I am changing careers. And with this change of careers, I’m shifting the focus of this blog just ever so slightly, to include more grower’s information and fewer recipes. Don’t you fret! There will still be recipes and food photography. After all, we still need to eat, don’t we? I just anticipate having at least a post a week now dedicated to photos and discussions of some plant I’ll be growing, starting with discussions in the near future about designing a productive vegetable and ornamental plot.
Oh, you want to know more about the career change? Well, I’ve left my marketing position with an engineering firm to pursue my passions: urban greening/farming and sustainability efforts. I’m now working towards becoming a bona fide horticulture professional, while at the same time starting up my own consultancy to write about and promote local and national sustainability movements and organizations. Cool, huh? I thought so. But it does mean I’m busy between taking classes, going through an intensive apprenticeship at the world-renown Longwood Gardens (this and the previous post’s pictures are from there), and doing my freelance work, which includes writing for Green Options (check out this great sustainability blog).
Whew, I’m getting tuckered out just thinking about all of it. But! But, I do desperately want to share all of these wonderful experiences and the helpful knowledge I’ll be picking up with you. Urban farming, and Weavers Way Farm in particular, will still be a part of this blog, but I will now be growing my own plot as part of my apprenticeship and plan to use what I grow there almost exclusively in my recipes. I am excited to learn a lot more technical information about plant identification, culture and habits; horticulture/landscape design; and permaculture/sustainability practices in the field of horticulture.
So to summarize, in addition to local food and recipes, SFTF is now going to be a resource for growers and would-be-growers too who are looking for inspiration and information. What do you think? Sound good to you? I hope so! I’ve really grown to love writing this blog over the past year and getting such a great community going. If you want more recipes and less plant talk at any time, just say the word and we’ll get back to our previously scheduled programming. But for now, please don’t adjust your monitors! Instead, stay tuned for some cool plants and how to grow them!
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