We've had some great entries come in for our Way to Grow! Contest, and we thought we'd share a couple with you. If you haven't sent an entry, it's really easy, so you definitely should!
All you have to do is take a photo of something you've grown (it can be flowers, your entire garden, vegetables, a fledgling houseplant...you name it and we'd love it if you're in the photo, as well), write a small paragraph telling us what it means to you and why growing it is important to you, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. It's that simple!
The deadline for entries is September 30th, and we'll be making our decisions at the beginning of October. What's in it for you? Escents Shopping Sprees!
Here are a couple of the entries we've had (as promised):
My garden is very important to me: it provides not only fresh food, but beauty too. I grow tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, carrots, potatoes, blueberries, strawberries and herbs. I love coming home and heading out to the garden to enjoy the vine-ripened tomatoes. My favorite part of my garden are my potatoes because every year I celebrate the summer with a barbeque, 20 friends and a huge homegrown potato salad. Best of all, I feel that I am doing my part to be more sustainable and green. Please accept my entry to the contest.
In these current times, we do the best that we can to create a private utopia for ourselves. We all strive to create our own Eden, so to speak. My garden is my Eden. It provides me with solace, it provides me with food, it provides me comfort, and it provides me with the tools and energy to heal the people around me. It is the center of creation. In my garden, I can create anything. With patience and love I can nourish the soul, body, and mind with help from the soil, sun, and water. I created an Eden to help the people around me. I grow medicinal herbs as well as food for my housemates and for my community. The energy of the earth is all around us, and in this garden, in my Eden, I like to think I have harnessed a bit of this wild energy and I am very grateful for this space. Enter Eden, and let yourself be overcome by the fragrance and the beauty that surround us. Thank you for the opportunity to share my newly discovered world, the garden.
We'll look forward to getting your entries!