About...

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My goal is to motivate people to get outside and do something good for themselves. Gardening and planting activities are designed to enjoy with your children, or as a gift to yourself. Once posted, the information will most likely remain on the site. It will be here to revisit if anything sparks your interest. 


This blog began because of friends and family who inspired and encouraged me to do it. I’m grateful for the opportunity, and I hope someone else may feel inspired and encouraged as well.


Check in from time to time and grow with us!

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Rutabaga in the Garden

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According to Wikipedia, a rutabaga is  "a root vegetable that originated as a cross between the cabbage and the turnip." The rutabagas I've seen in the garden are stocky, textured, and two toned. The bottom half is a creamy white, and the tops are varying shades of purple and maroon. 


Both the root and leaves of a rutabaga can be consumed, but I am more familiar with dishes that incorporate the bottom portion of the plant.  Once you get past the root's rough exterier, the buttery yellow inside is rather sweet and earthy.  


Why did I choose the name "Rutabaga"? I find it both kitschy and fun. Just wait, it will "grow" on ya!

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Credentials

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Credentials

My name is Kaitlin.  

I am so happy that you are here!


My credentials include a lot of trial and error in my own garden, being "Mama" to two awesome boys, five years as a School Garden Coordinator and Lesson Planner, multiple years as an Elementary Educator, a California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, a Masters Degree in Cross Cultural Education, and Certifications to Teach Adult and Children's Yoga. 


You can contact me at rutabagak8@gmail.com.