Well, I’ve been hard at work with Hardacre Community Garden, and actually had a bit of excitement and national recognition earlier this week. A story about our project (and photo of myself and garden director Mike Boyle) was featured on the United States Department of Agriculture blog, and at last check we were still running in the slide show on the USDA homepage. The piece was written by Darin Leach, who is a USDA public information coordinator based out of Des Moines. It’s not everyday that stories out of little ol’ Tipton, Iowa make it into the national spotlight, so we were thrilled that the higher-ups in Washington D.C. found ours worth sharing. You can see that at:
As for my own writing and photography, I’m still working to get the Hardacre Community Garden blog rolling. Well, it’s rolling, but I’m still trying to establish an audience for it. Hence the post here. If you’re at all interested in community gardening or a taste of rural Iowa life, I invite you to check it out. Two recent posts can be found at:
For future reference, I will continue to post links to the garden blog here, on this site, in this manner, but will predicate those entries by including HCG (Hardacre Community Garden) in the title. That way those of you who receive notice of new posts via email will know it’s a linked piece pertaining to my work with the garden, and can choose to ignore it if you’re not interested.
I hope others of you will give it a chance, though, and I definitely appreciate the support of those willing to follow along. I’ve actually been having a lot of fun photographing the garden. Everything is starting to take shape, the vegetables look amazing right now, and I’ve been getting some really good photos. It’s subject matter that I might otherwise not pay a lot of attention to, but there’s potential everywhere now that I’m really taking the time to look around.
Thanks to everyone who continues to read and comment on my posts. This blog has taken a temporary backseat while I focus on the other, but I’ve got some great post ideas and recent photography I’m excited to share, so be watching for that here soon.