Jones n. An addiction or craving
As a self-proclaimed gardening addict, I love all things gardening. I've learned and grown a lot over the years here in Zone 6, recently upgraded from 5.
Fortunately gardening can be a good addiction. I've become a Penn State Master Gardener and have been growing my own fruit, vegetables and herbs now for more than 25 years, including the many long days running a restaurant and bakery with my husband (Mandolin Jones).
I was a licensed food processor during that time and we published our first cookbook as well.
I have also had a few gardening articles published, and was thrilled this year to be accepted into the Garden Writers Association. Another wonderful opportunity arose to write for the Horticulture Magazine's website, and then later for GRIT magazine's online blog.
Our restaurant days are long gone, but we retain our love of food -especially homegrown.
Funny, we are both still working in some way with food, I guess its in the blood.
The best thing I have found is that above all else, gardening doesn't have to be complicated. I will share what I know and be there if you have questions.
Blogging is just another fun way for me to share what I love; I enjoy the interactive nature of social networking.
Am I trying to get others addicted? Well, hmm...we'll see.
If you see this pic, I'm there: