Friday, 15 July 2011

World Kitchen Garden Day

World Kitchen Garden Day is an annual, decentralized celebration of food produced on a human-scale. It is recognized each year on the 4th Sunday of August.  It is an opportunity for people around the world to gather in their gardens with friends, family, and members of their local community to celebrate the multiple pleasures and benefits of home-grown, hand-made foods.

World Kitchen Garden Day - 28 August 2011

Here is the logo.... when you organise a get together you can download it and use it to attract attention.

How people celebrate International Kitchen Garden Day and with whom is up to them. Some choose to do so in public ways with large gatherings of friends and neighbours, whereas others opt for a more intimate celebration with close family. Here are a few ideas for some activities you might consider organizing depending on the level of involvement you would like to have:

-a walking tour of gardens in your area
-a kitchen garden or local agriculture potluck
-a kitchen garden taste-test
-a harvest or planting party
-a benefit for a local food/gardening charity
-a kitchen garden "teach in"
-a single food theme party
-an activity at a local farm

See what they are organising in India at Urban Leaves ....

where this young lad was worried about his pet snail eating his spinach leaves, at a recent celebration in the garden!






lady libertyIn the USA its all about freedom.... freedom to grow food where you want to.... you won't believe this video.... it makes me feel sick to think that growing vegetables can be a finable offense!!

You can watch the video and read more here


Maggie said...

Thank you Kate for putting this well presented article on the blog for me.

Thiruppathy Raja said...

Really well done for the blog.these are so sweet and pretty!
Kitchen Garden

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Wow, I didn't know there was such a thing as World Kitchen Garden Day. It really looks like a thing worth celebrating. I think I'm going to pick an activity from your list. A local agriculture potluck sounds great!