A Garden grows at UMW

Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there. ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732

Earlier this week Emily Battle of The Free-Lance Star published an article featuring Bethany Friesner’s vegetable garden at her UMW apartment complex. The take away quote from the article for me the following:

She is reading what she can, and documenting her progress on a blog on UMW’s website.

“The whole point is an adventure,” she said.

Through her blogging, Friesner said she wants to help people understand that they can grow a little bit of their own food even if they only have a small amount of space to work with.

She really embodies the spirit of UMW Blogs by using this space to publicly document and help people understand—that is the very ethos that public education needs to both harness and promote. And thanks to Bethany, we have a brilliant example. Visit her blog here.

Image credit: Peter Cihelka/The Free-Lance Star