If you are into local food, it doesn’t get any more local than your own backyard! I took this pic in downtown RVA of someone’s lovely hoop garden. It inspired me to start thinking of what I will plant this year. If you don’t have a yard or just want to start small, it could be as simple as planting some herbs or tomatoes in a planter on your patio or your balcony. Two herbs that are perennial & that I have found to be easy to grow are oregano & thyme! Plant these two, some basil, some tomatoes & you can make a red sauce that will knock people’s socks off. Will you be planting something this year? If so, what?