Thursday, September 19, 2013

KGI - Kitchen Gardeners International

I have mentioned before that my path into blogging started with an organization called KGI.  It was really a series of forums, and I learned so much about building up the soil, growing organically, how important comfrey was, why to cut the lateral branches off tomatoes...  It was a whole new world of gardeners I had discovered.  There were hundreds of helpful gardeners that I could ask questions of and share my success and failures.  For the first time I was exposed to the world of blogging and cautiously started my own blog.
Then............ Roger Dioron said things had to change - well!  was there ever an outcry!  "the old bunch" started up our own forums on the new site, but it was never really the same.  I got involved in my own blog, and my followers, and the blogs I was following, and occasionally would venture back to KGI, but it just did not have the same feel, and I couldn't ever connect back with my old friends....
I got the monthly newsletters, and occasionally there was a good story, but lately I have seen more and more of interest.  Today I saw this video, and realized how much wonderful work  KGI is doing to support those who want to grow kitchen gardens all over the world.



Oh My!  I have garden envy!  What a beautiful garden!  Did you see the assortment of different coloured vegetables that they are harvesting?  Is this garden not so much better than any front lawn you have ever seen?  
 I discovered more and more on the KGI site that I liked.  Roger has posted 10 favourite recipes (since KGI is 10 years old!) all gardeners should know, and you know what?  They are all my favourites too!  I feel as though I am coming home!


9 comments:

  1. I'm not a gardener as such and I admire those who are. It's always fun too to see how others got their start in blogging.

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    1. joyful,
      I wonder if I would have even discovered blogging if not for KGI

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  2. Wow.. A garden I've always dream of. Just look at those veggies. I can't help myself staring at those purple tomatoes. They are just so adorable and shiny, just like a diamond sparkling for attention :)

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    1. Dya,
      I know I wanted to rush out and buy all sorts of seeds for purple veggies.

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  3. I have never heard of these people . Looking forward to doing some extra reading!!What a garden!

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    1. Kim,
      I watched it twice, just to check that they really had no weeds :) I imagine they must have a full time gardener! Oh it is nice to dream....

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  4. I have just added them to my RSS Feed Reader and am looking forward to exploring their wonderful site. Thankyou SO much for sharing this amazing organisation with us all and yes, that front garden is incredible. Who would EVER want lawn again? :)

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    1. Serendipity,
      I am glad you enjoyed it. they also had a lot to do with the White house vegetable garden that Michelle Obama created.

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  5. I had never heard of KGI before, and I thank you for enlightening me. They are doing a great job.
    I loved the video. What an amazing couple to stick to their guns and fight for what they believed in.
    To have their experimental garden showcased as an example for others and to aid in the compilation of the by-laws for their region was truly an inspirational story....wonderful.
    I also checked out the KGI site....lots of interesting stuff....thanks for posting.

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