Fabulous Beekman Boys aim to create world's largest community garden
City slickers-turned-farmers partner with Williams-Sonoma on heirloom seed pack to get 10,000 people to start growing!
Sat, Feb 05 2011 at 12:06 PM
Photo courtesy of the Beekman website
Season Two of Planet Green's hit reality series, "The Fabulous Beekman Boys," may still be a few months away, but Brent and Josh are already inspiring people to start thinking about farming.
The two former city slickers have taken another giant step toward growing their Beekman 1802 empire
by partnering with Williams-Sonoma.
The luxury kitchen chain is selling a boxed set of 10 Landreth
heirloom seeds branded with the Beekman 1802 design and featuring classic illustrations. The collection represents varieties that have been grown in the historic Beekman gardens over the centuries — and that are still grown today.
According to the listing, the heirloom seeds are in their purest form and have never been genetically modified, "thus helping to preserve the genetic diversity of our nation's food supply."
But beyond selling seeds, Josh and Brent have decided to take this opportunity to invite people to participate in growing the kit together, thus creating the world's largest "community" garden.
"Our aim is to get 10,000 gardeners to grow 10 of the same heirloom vegetables that we grow at Beekman Farm," they write. "We’ve hand-selected the collection because we felt these vegetables would be easy for anyone to grow."
"Throughout the season, you can grow right along with us, ask questions of one another, submit pictures of your prize produce AND win great prizes from Beekman 1802 and Williams-Sonoma."
The kit includes seeds for cucumber, carrots, tomatoes, spinach, turnips, sweet pepper, radish, winter squash, bush beans and pumpkins. It's available for $20 here
What do you say? Want to join me in participating and growing this delicious set of veggies? Drop your comments below if you're game to take the Beekman Challenge and help create the world's largest community garden!
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