Become a totally groovy, self-sufficient person of substance and good values? Check.
Once I get a bee in my bonnet (thanks, Novella Carpenter), I get things done. Plus, I made a list I have to keep up with (number 30, done). So, this weekend the family and I built a raised bed and planted our own little urban veggie garden and became one step closer to the Obamas.
Just to up our cool, urban, eco-warrior status (minivan be damned!) we started by dumpster diving for scrap wood. Once we had our recycled redwood in hand, we followed these plans from Sunset and, voila, a mere 6 hours later we had our adorable little veggie garden complete with spinach, chard, lettuce, broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, pickling cucumbers and tomatoes. I'll keep you updated on their progress.
Our shameful patchy lawn soon to be veggie bed
A box, he can build
Oliver helps plant some zucchini (not that he'll eat it)
Here she is, in all her tiny glory
And please, consider this an invitation. If the economic sh*t really hits the fan, you can come over to our house for a nice bowl of veggie soup and a baby lettuce salad.