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A Blogger’s Seed Swap

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Try as I might, I am not destined to be an urban gardener. I have yet to get one of these to even sprout, and my herb-garden seedlings from Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza last spring met a terrible end. Hope springs eternal, though, so I’m sure I’ll uncover my (secret) green thumb by participating in gardening and food blogger Willi Galloway’s Feed Me: Recipe and Seed Swap. Willi’s been running DigginFood for almost a year now, chronicling the mischievous antics of her four laying hens and the amazing bounty that can come from a backyard plot and some serious gardening skills. (She’s the West Coast editor for Organic Gardening magazine.) While driving a few weeks ago, Willi got the idea for the swap, which, like her site, combines her twin passions for tilling the land and cooking up crops. Here’s how her swap will work: Sign up and get paired with a partner. Download an adorable recipe card and write out your favorite recipe, then send it off to your partner with a seed packet for one of the ingredients; your partner will do the same for you. I just hope my partner sends me seeds that are drought-resistant and averse to sunshine. 

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