Welcome to our farm

“I think gardening is nearer to godliness than theology. True gardeners are both iconographers and theologians insofar as these activities are the fruit of prayer ‘without ceasing.’ Likewise, true gardeners never cease to garden, not even in their sleep, because gardening is not just something they do. It is how they live.”

– Vigen Guroian
from The Fragrance of God

Angie and I both grew up in the rural Midwest and neither of us imagined we’d end up living in a large city like Champaign-Urbana.  Yet here we are.  Over time our rural, farming community backgrounds began to get the best of us, and one section of our lawn after another was turned into fruit and vegetable plots.  Soon, even our flower gardens began to be replaced with vegetables.  Today we have 10 permanent edible garden beds growing everything from Asparagus to Zucchini, along with a couple mounds growing herbs.  We also have three new apple trees, a pear tree, and beneficial flowering shrubs and flower beds scattered about.  We’re creating this blog to share stories from our garden and kitchen.  Please take time to leave a comment if a particular experience strikes a chord with you or if you have ideas on how we can improve our practices.


Angie and Martin


About mwolske

I'm a Senior Research Scientist in Community Informatics at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois.
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One Response to Welcome to our farm

  1. sue's stuff says:

    Hi Martin & Angie!
    I loved reading about your mini farm and wish you well as you try to bring a little country into your city. Hope you are all well!

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