I recently partnered with Miracle-Gro on their Gro Something Greater campaign. I loved the premise of this campaign because it’s all about growing – but not just plants. With a garden, you might grow perspective, you might grow wonder, you might grow joy. I’ve always heard people say that they love gardening and I never really understood why, and now I think it’s because they were growing more than vegetables or plants or zinnias or whatever their lovely green thumbs nurtured. They were growing something that fulfilled them on a deeper level.
When I thought about what and how I’ve grown since I’ve been enjoying my lovely little AeroGarden and the fresh herbs, I realized that having fresh herbs on hand all the time has made me more creative in the kitchen. Rather than following recipes or sticking to my standard parsley and basil, I’ll grab a handful of multiple herbs and just start tossing them in recipes. Fresh oregano and savory are both herbs I hadn’t used much before, and now I love them. Having fresh herbs helped me grow a little more courage in the kitchen…because it’s hard to go wrong with fresh ingredients!
You can see my Gro Something Greater story here and read other people’s Gro stories too! It’s pretty inspiring – growing communities, growing style, growing appreciation and more. All from a simple but mighty garden.
So now it’s your turn to take the Gro Challenge. Visit Gro Something Greater and submit your story and picture (or video) about what you’d grow or are growing. You could be featured on their Gro Something Greater homepage! And… you’ll also be entered to win a lovely little prize package: a (Moleskin!) Gardening journal, Gardening Shears, Gardener’s Hand Therapy Lotion, Gardener’s Soap, and a $50 AMEX gift card so you can buy seeds of your choosing to start growing!
Just leave a comment on this post letting me know that you submitted your story/video/picture (and if you want to recap it for me too, even better!).