I know that secretly you have been wanting to plant your own herb garden. Now is your chance to do it and make a difference too!
I was recently contacted about a new campaign by Triscuit
in collaboration with non-profit organization Urban Farming
to encourage the growth of the home farming movement. To kick start the efforts of would-be farmers looking to plant their own gardens, 4 million boxes of Triscuits included seed packets and instructions on how to get started. While not necessarily a new concept, the promotional website does contain some great social components for sharing photos, stories and tips and the partnership is working to build 50 community-based home farms across the country.
Considering the concerns over the economic, environmental and health impacts of how our food is grown, transported and made available to the average consumer, particularly as the population continues to shift into urban centers, it’s nice to see a brand-lead push to make that concept more public.
Whether or not these small scale models of urban agriculture will dramatically change the current landscape their importance might lie in our simply experimenting with what works for each of us as individuals and families. And at the end of the day, there’s certainly something satisfying about eating something grown down the block, in a backyard or on your own windowsill.
DEI world wide sent me these awesome boxes of Triscuits and a $20 gift card to start my window herb garden with. I can’t wait to add more herbs to it. I will keep you posted with the progress of growth. It is going to be great to just snip off the fresh herbs as I need them. We should all grow kitchen herb gardens.