Inspiring Gardens: Where Good Food Starts

Garden & Growing, Gardening, Make

This post comes to us courtesy of Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, also known as the Beekman Boys


Good meals begin with the very best ingredients.


Beekman 1802 and Williams-Sonoma teamed up to sell heirloom vegetable seeds and asked growers across the country to update us on their gardens’ progress. One of the reasons the World’s Largest Community Garden has been such a success is that Williams-Sonoma employees have cultivated their green thumbs.


When we launched the program and visited stores across the country, we were amazed at how well the seedlings were coming along (and, of course, how beautifully they were displayed).


Look at what the Williams-Sonoma store in Huntersville, NC, was able to grow (zucchini, at left). General Manager Elizabeth Brown has asked customers to come in and weigh their vegetables to see who can grow the heaviest one.


They’ve also inspired thousands of other new gardeners.


Here are a couple of their pictures:

From Maureen W. in Old Bridge, New Jersey, who’s growing string beans, winter squash and cucumbers.


From Mercedes and Chris Brygider in Alexandria, Virginia, who are enjoying making pesto from all of their basil.


We’d love to see some pictures of your garden and the harvest. Submit a photo to You never know who you’ll inspire!


About the authors: Beekman 1802 paired with Williams-Sonoma to create The World’s Largest Community Garden. We look forward to growing with you. Follow along at

One comment about “Inspiring Gardens: Where Good Food Starts

  1. How to Grow Your Own Cherry Tomatoes Part 2: Transplanting

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *