We are thrilled to announce the winner of our 2021 Tiny Garden Contest who was randomly selected from entries on Facebook and Instagram who followed the contest rules. Congratulations Danyelle Catini!
She shared her tiny garden creations with us on June 15 on Instagram with a small tomato plant in a fabric bag and several vegetables, herbs, and flowers in a large burlap sack! Danyelle and her family are currently growing tomatoes, lettuce, kale, basil, cucumbers, chard, nasturtium, and marigolds in their tiny gardens.
We asked Danyelle if she believed tiny gardens are an effective way to grow food and pollinator flowers for people without access to land. She says, “Yes, so much, unfortunately, a lot of people live in tiny spaces, with no access to land, freedom to empower themselves, and to grow their own food. Tiny gardens can help people to have that freedom, to practice the knowledge and skills needed to grow their own food. People get the chance to (perhaps for the first time like me) build a relationship with their own food! Caring for your own tiny garden provides the perfect opportunity for people to be in intimate contact with their ecosystem, I started learning about the importance of our pollinators, the interconnections of our food systems, and the repercussions of our daily choices. Food is everything!”
Thank you to everyone who joined us on this journey of discovering how creative we can be with growing various foods and flowers in so many different types of containers! Together, we can create healthy ecosystems with our communities!
Article graphic created by: Cevahir Ozruh