Food Tastes Better Outside!

Emily Murphy

When spring comes and the greens are ready, the carrots sweet from winter and there’s foraging at hand, I bundle up the cutting board, picnic knife and grater and bee-line for the garden, kids in tow. If we’re lucky we find calendula, borage, fennel, mint (only growing in containers please), miner’s lettuce, kale, chard and other leaves. Oh, and sugar snaps peas, fava bean flowers and shoots, they’re such a treat.

I’ve decided there’s nothing better than eating in the garden, except maybe playing in the garden and of course growing things. That’s where it all begins, like planting seeds.


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Emily is an organic gardener, writer and host who’s blog,, sings her mantra, GROW WHAT YOU LOVE. To her, gardens are habitats, our closest connection to nature and essential components to healthy living and larger landscapes. She enjoys finding ways to cultivate gardens, even in the most unlikely spaces, making the most of what’s at hand to create experiences — growing food, flowers and fun with family and friends. As a botanist and educator she’s always looking to share her background and help others grow what they love.