Seed, Soil, Sun and Water

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SeedlingsWhen I was a kid I remember seed starting in school.  I see egg cartons melting in a pan with soil pressed in by little kids. I remember how it smelled, and what a thrill it was to see a seed change and to learn it was going to swell and produce a baby plant. I also remember watching bean seeds germinate through the clear plastic of the container it was sprouted in. I remember telling my parents that the sprout and the root grew at the same time and did they know this? I remember getting so excited when the soil really was rising – and finally – cracking open to let the powerful seedling push through. I watched it clear the soil surface and finally stand up and reach for the sun.  These were the sunflower seeds in paper cups. 

I remember learning that when you put seed, soil, sun and water together, miracles happened.  I think this experience has a lot to do with why I am so enamored with Earth and all of her amazing systems to this day.  In fact, it’s that experience that led me back to the understanding that the Earth knows exactly what to do – even when we don’t.

If you have doubts about growing your own food (regardless of your altitude) and wish to experience the remarkable phenomena of seeds coming to life and the creation of a bountiful garden, join Penn and Cord Parmenter for their upcoming class, Seed, Soil, Sun and Water.  The class is offered on both Saturday, January 25th and Friday, April 11th.  Get back to basics and garden the way our grandparents did – using Earth’s amazing resources to produce clean, vibrant, mountain-grown food!  You, too, can successfully grow your own food even in the mountains.  Register online or call 720/865.3580.

Penn and CordGUEST BLOGGER: Penn Parmenter

Penn and her husband, Cord, will be instructing the sustainable greenhouse class at Denver Botanic Gardens. Penn and Cord have been gardening and growing food in the Wet Mountains north of Westcliffe, Colorado since 1992. Their three abundant gardens sit on a mountain at 8,120 ft. and feature numerous high altitude growing methods.

Visit their website at pennandcordsgarden.weebly.com.

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Penn and Cord have been gardening and growing food in the Wet Mountains north of Westcliffe, Colorado since 1992. Their three abundant gardens sit on a mountain at 8,120 ft. and feature numerous high altitude growing methods.  Penn and Cord bring 21 years of experience to this approach and are passionate about emulating nature and chemical-free growing. Everyone can grow clean food and we intend to inspire you to look again, at what is all of ours to enjoy – the abundance and sustenance of nature!

Visit their website at pennandcordsgarden.weebly.com.

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