Greg in the Garden
Vegetable gardening has always been my biggest, most rewarding hobby. My first "garden success" was harvesting a few radishes that I had planted in the family's home flower bed. It wasn't much, but it was enough to get me interested in it at an early age. It wasn't until high school when I could actually grow and maintain a full-size garden. By then, there was no turning back. I now had Green Thumb blood in my veins.

I had to take a gardening hiatus during college and through the first few years of my career due to not having the room for a garden. In 1999, I moved into my first home in North Texas, and again my gardening passion was unleashed. The first few years were tough, and a great learning experience (not that I've ever stopped learning).

My goal now is about growing new things, refining my skills and experience, decreasing my dependence on store-bought produce, and becoming a "greener" citizen. I've made the transition to organic methods, and wouldn't have any other way. I enjoy giving back to my community by volunteering my time at the local community garden. I am rewarded with new friendships and knowledge that are without measure. In addition, I have become a garden writer, blogger, and contributing editor.

There is a revival of the Victory Garden movement going on that occurred during World Wars I & II. Gardening is rapidly becoming one of the most popular hobbies in America. Sustainability, and the desire to grow your own fresh, chemical-free vegetables and fruit is something I think we can all relate to. You and your family will save money, enjoy more outdoor time together, and be rewarded with great memories every year.

It is tremendously rewarding to help anyone start their first garden. If I can help you or your business start a veggie garden or compost system, don't hesitate to contact me. I just opened an online store that sells the custom-made "garden structures" I make. And remember what I always say, "Getting dirty is a good thing."

Greg Holdsworth
Resident Green Thumb
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