Monday, October 31, 2011

Sharing The Liebster Love Again

I'm the lucky recipient of the Liebster Blog Award again - this time from Ali @ FarmersMarketVegan! Ali's blog is dedicated to eating local, seasonal, organic, gluten-free vegan fare. I admire her for eating healthy, sustainably and ethically grown food. Her website provides recommendations for vegan cookbooks and restaurants in her area, as well as healthy recipes. Thanks Ali!

The Liebster is awarded to spotlight up and coming bloggers who currently have less than 200 followers. 'Liebster' is a German word meaning dear, sweet, kind, nice, good, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome. Now for the rules:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.
5. And most of all - have fun!
This time, I'm going to focus on some great gardening blogs. Here are five, in no particular order. Definitely take the time to check them out!

Daphne's Dandelions - Daphne hosts Harvest Monday, a carnival link-up every Monday for showing off your garden produce - if you blog about gardening, definitely think about linking up. Her blog is about her beautiful garden, her amazing harvests and helpful tips on growing produce. She also keeps a running tally on how much her garden produce saves her after all garden expenses are tallied - something I've always wanted to try, but never had the discipline to.

Veggie Patch Reimagined - A fellow Canadian gardener from Ontario! She's passionate about growing food more sustainably and efficiently, employing the no-till, permaculture philosophy. Her website is full of wonderful growing tips, gardening book recommendations and ideas. The pictures are great too!

Foraging for Wild Food - This is a fairly new blog, but definitely one I'm going to be following. Johan writes about foraging for wild food and gardening - both of which I'm passionate about! I'm not sure which is more satisfying - growing your own produce and finding it in the wild!

The Modern Victory Garden - It wasn't that long ago that people grew victory gardens as a means to support their country's war efforts. Today, there is a resurgence happening where people are 'undertaking the challenge of declaring independence from corporate food systems, reducing reliance on fossil fuels to bring food to the table, and cultivating a more healthy and fulfilling life'. This blog is about Laura and her Victory Garden. 

Subsistence Pattern - I admire anyone who decides to try and live a life that is more self-reliant and sustainable. Mr. H's blog is a wonderful example and resource to anyone trying to attain that goal. Definitely check it out if you're looking for some inspiration.

I hope you'll take a minute or two to get to know these blogs! 
--Shanon

5 comments:

diaryofatomato said...

Congratulations on the Liebster Award — well done! I'm looking forward to following you, and checking out your top picks. Canada's not so very far from Maine...

Mr. H. said...

Thanks for the award. You have a very nice blog here, I just finished reading one of your previous posts on B12...very interesting. I will have to share my thoughts on this with you one of these days. Again, thanks a bunch.:)

Shanon Hilton said...

Diaryofatomato: Thanks so much for your congratulations! Maine is not too far, but far enough from where we are in Saskatchewan!

Mr. H. Thanks for popping by. I'd love to hear your thoughts on B12. I hope you'll share.

--S

Johan said...

Thanks for the award. Great site! It is nice to know that other people have the same interest I do and enjoy gardening.

Shanon Hilton said...

Hi Johan, Thank you. I look forward to following what you write - especially about wild foraging! --S