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Year of Plenty

View From Your Garden - Upside Down Tomatoes

 (Craig Goodwin / The Spokesman-Review)
(Craig Goodwin / The Spokesman-Review)

Awhile back I invited folks  to submit some pictures of their gardens as the summer progresses. I plan on posting some of the pictures with an ongoing "View From Your Garden" segment on the blog. The pictures are starting to trickle in and thought I would get us started with a garden I ran across in the Millwood area. (That's right, if you don't send in pictures to the email address listed to the right, I'll come to your home and take pictures myself.)

They have taken a plain old lawn and turned it into a raised bed garden. I noticed the upside down tomato plants on hangers. I'm not sure how those work but they seem to be all the rage this year. Let me know if anyone has had experience with them. If you're limited by horizontal space in the yard, go vertical.



Year of Plenty

The Year of Plenty blog was created by Craig Goodwin in the winter of 2008 to chronicle the experiences of his family as they sought to consume everything local, used, homegrown or homemade. That journey was a wonderful introduction to people and movements in the Spokane area who are seeking the welfare of the community through local foods, farmers markets, community gardens, sustainable transportation, and more fulfilling and just patterns of consumption. In 2009 and beyond the blog will continue to report on these relationships and practices, all through the eyes of a family with young children. Craig manages the Millwood Farmers' Market, is a Master Food Preserver and Pastor at Millwood Presbyterian Church. Craig can be reached at goody2230@gmail.com