‘Grow With Joe’, this family with green fingers makes memories by growing veggies

The Power of Gardening: A Family’s Journey

Gardening is more than just a hobby for the Harrison family. Since 2016, they have nurtured their allotment, cultivating a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and exciting plants, while also involving their children in the process. Joe Harrison, a gardening addict and father, shares his passion through social media, creating a thriving community of gardeners who are inspired by his journey.

Passing on the Love for Gardening: An Intergenerational Connection

“I find myself now doing the same thing my granddad would do with us growing up,” says Joe, reflecting on the generational connection he has with gardening. From a young age, Joe developed a love for gardening, learning from his grandfather and creating cherished memories. Now, he aims to pass on this knowledge to his children so they can experience the joy of growing and create their own treasured moments.

Source: Photo from Joe's Facebook


Through his social media presence, Joe aims to encourage and engage others, offering advice and answering questions about gardening. “It’s been really fun. It’s been a fun few years,” he shares with enthusiasm. His goal is to show what their family accomplishes on their allotment and inspire others to join in the gardening journey.

“Gardening is cool. Gardening is really fun, it’s exciting,” Joe emphasizes. He believes in giving people the skills and confidence to grow their own produce, enabling them to understand where their food comes from. It’s a powerful way to reconnect with nature and take control of what we consume. Joe believes that gardening is accessible to everyone, even with just a plant pot. It’s an opportunity to get our fingers dirty, ignite our passion, and develop skills that last a lifetime.

The Joy of Nurturing: Mirroring Generations

In their gardening adventures, Joe and his family have encountered heartwarming moments. One particular memory involves his youngest son, Sonny, struggling to pull up an old beetroot plant. With a gentle tug to loosen it, Sonny gained the strength to uproot the plant, amazed by his accomplishment. This reminiscent moment mirrored the actions of Joe’s own grandfather, highlighting the intergenerational bonds that gardening can foster.

Source: Photo from Joe's Facebook

“Looking back at those kinds of things is just lovely,” Joe reflects with nostalgia. Gardening provides not only a source of fresh produce but also a gateway to creating lasting memories and nurturing relationships. It’s a reminder that age should never hinder the enjoyment and fulfillment that gardening brings.

If you want to read more about this topic, check out this article about foodscaping! And of course, make sure to follow Joe online here.

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