At the end of the day, your garden is an expression of your love. Here at HOGS, we always recommend to plant what you love ….(and love what you plant)… and here are some images of who and what we love: 

We love getting kids involved in the garden. It just so happens that most kids love gardening too. As Rachel Carson wrote, “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” One of the greatest gifts we can give our children and future generations is a healthy relationship to the earth, as well as a healthy connection to their food.

We love getting kids involved in the garden. It just so happens that most kids love gardening too. As Rachel Carson wrote, “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” One of the greatest gifts we can give our children and future generations is a healthy relationship to the earth, as well as a healthy connection to their food.

We love flowers, bees and all kinds of beneficial insects that help keep a balanced eco-system in the garden. Beneficial insects not only act as pollinators (without which many plants simply will not produce fruit), but also protect the garden from agents of malice. Sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos, calendula, sage, dill, thai basil, fennel, lavender and other beautiful and fragrant plants attract all sorts of good bugs to organic vegetable gardens.

We love flowers, bees and all kinds of beneficial insects that help keep a balanced eco-system in the garden. Beneficial insects not only act as pollinators (without which many plants simply will not produce fruit), but also protect the garden from agents of malice. Sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos, calendula, sage, dill, thai basil, fennel, lavender and other beautiful and fragrant plants attract all sorts of good bugs to organic vegetable gardens.

We love preserving food. Whether freezing, canning, jarring, or stocking up the root cellar, there are so many ways to keep your garden harvest alive through the winter. Our freezer is stocked with soups, sauces, herbs, and most importantly our favorite chili peppers which we include in every meal.

We love preserving food. Whether freezing, canning, jarring, or stocking up the root cellar, there are so many ways to keep your garden harvest alive through the winter. Our freezer is stocked with soups, sauces, herbs, and most importantly our favorite chili peppers which we include in every meal.

We love friends.    
  
 
  
  Gardens can bring old friends together in new ways, and new friends together in old ways...Sometimes it takes a community to create a successful garden, just as in so many ways a garden can help to create a successful community. Share the bounty, share the meals, share the love. 

We love friends.  Gardens can bring old friends together in new ways, and new friends together in old ways...Sometimes it takes a community to create a successful garden, just as in so many ways a garden can help to create a successful community. Share the bounty, share the meals, share the love. 

We love mindfulness. Gardens almost necessitate that we refine our patience, gratitude, and sense of personal responsibility. It is difficult to perform any deliberate action everyday, but it is this daily commitment that ultimately teaches and guides us. Spend time with the garden everyday—whether watching, working, or weeding—such devotion is necessary, revealing, and rewarding. 

We love mindfulness. Gardens almost necessitate that we refine our patience, gratitude, and sense of personal responsibility. It is difficult to perform any deliberate action everyday, but it is this daily commitment that ultimately teaches and guides us. Spend time with the garden everyday—whether watching, working, or weeding—such devotion is necessary, revealing, and rewarding. 

We love beautiful smiles and HOGS t-shirts. Put on a HOGS shirt and get your picture taken in your favorite places...we would love to post them here...

We love beautiful smiles and HOGS t-shirts. Put on a HOGS shirt and get your picture taken in your favorite places...we would love to post them here...