I joined a book club a few years ago but mostly attended for the companionship and less for the book selected. As the girls have gotten older and my reading is not based on which parenting tome might keep me one step ahead of them, I've enjoyed reading and contributing more than just wine and whine at our monthly meetings.
My next book club read is From the Ground Up by Jeanne Nolan. I finished reading it several months ago and was excited to learn that she was willing to come speak to us so I've volunteered to host September's club at my house.
One of the things that I miss most about having a yard with lots of sun is my garden. When we lived in DC I had put in a raised bed garden just off our kitchen. I loved coming home from work and getting down in the dirt to harvest what I had grown. It took a lot of work to turn what used to be a gravel driveway into a garden but we ate quite well all summer from our small plot. Our garden used to be at the very back of our yard but as more and more of our neighbor's bamboo encroached, we decided to move it altogether and re-sod.
Edible Gardens at the Farm in the Zoo on our summer to-do list and today we finally got in a visit!
I love the juxtaposition of the garden with the city behind.
Green City Market for some lunch