No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
Last Saturday, my friend Samantha (who makes the most delicious fresh nut milks) suggested we go for brunch at The Secret Garden. The garden is a project started a year ago by Chef Mimi who received permission to turn an abandoned public space into an urban garden.
That's Chef Mimi in the hat, serving up omelettes and pickled salmon with avocado on toast.
Every Saturday, while the weather is good, she puts out an invitation via Instagram for volunteers to meet for planting and maintaining the garden. Everything used in the garden is either upcycled garbage or has been donated.
I drive by this garden on the way to school every single day and never realized it was THE secret garden I'd heard so much about.
Amazing how such a small space allows you to feel like you are somewhere else. On this particular day there was a brunch with about 6 vendors and also a sale of handmade items. Today there was a potluck as volunteers gathered; sometimes there are evening events; but there's always the opportunity to garden and give back.
It's wonderful to see locals doing something positive to contribute to change in the community. I certainly left The Secret Garden that day feeling very inspired.
Best wishes and blessings,