Welcome! My name is Denise and I live in the lovely city of Des Moines, IA with my wonderful husband, Steve and our two great kids Juniper and Charlie.
My love for gardening stems directly from my parents and my gardening skills were honed during the 16 years I lived in Portland, OR (minus the first four years in college).
I’ve been documenting my gardens over the years for myself, but have wanted to do more. I read a lot about gardening and like to practice what I learn. I love to share that information with people I know. Lately, a few folks have suggested I blog about it to share my knowledge with more people.
I’ve had an email organic_homestead for 10 years now, pretty much since moving to Iowa. I like to garden naturally, meaning I plant and let things grow, tend to them and harvest the bounty. I definitely don’t use chemicals and I use only natural products to amend my soils, which I have found difficult at times to find. Miracle Gro is everywhere! Ugh!
If you come across my blog and enjoy gardening, please take a look around. I hope that what I share will be helpful to you. I’ve learned some great ways to garden naturally and can’t wait to get them documented.
Welcome to my little homestead in the city!