Last year, we launched the Potted Farm with a lovely how-to video demonstrating just how easy it is to grow your own tomatoes with limited space. This year, we thought it would be fun to try to re-invent the “pot” in said “potted farm”. Don’t get any funny ideas, we mean the container.
Most of us have some wooden spoons lying in a drawer somewhere in the kitchen. So when we saw this simple DIY project online we couldn’t resist injecting fun into everyday objects and making them an accent piece both at the table and around the kitchen.
A glance around our office space is all it takes to see that we are huge fans of repurposed materials. We are located in an area of Montreal that was once known as the Fur and Diamond District and while there are still some jewelry and fur companies in the building (we prefer not to discuss the latter, it upsets Toni Brown, our office pooch), most of the spaces have been converted to working loft spaces much like our own.
It’s pretty well documented that many of us are re-thinking our relationship with the things we buy these days. We’re more enthusiastic about purchasing local goods, we rather willingly pay a premium for organic and asking about the provenance of items has become common practice.
We’ve noticed that, as of late, city dwellers are getting pretty garden savvy. You might say it’s a “growing trend” (get it? Haha). Sure, gardening can be daunting if you live in the middle of the city and only have a small balcony to call your own but this doesn’t mean you should feel left out. Even if you can’t squeeze a BBQ out there, you can certainly fit a tomato plant! In fact, tomatoes are a great place for amateur green thumbs to start.
Here is our 2010 Community Edition of CloudKitchen, our food-infused fun fest brought to life in a cookbook and party how-to guide. Enjoy!