Look! Garden Wish Flags

Look! Garden Wish Flags

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Carrie McBride
Jun 16, 2009

If we were to make wish flags for a garden they would probably read "don't die! don't die! don't die!" Maya and her family's are a little more specific. We love the idea of making wishes for your garden and hanging them like a blessing above it. It harkens back to a time when families and communities were dependent on the food they grew to live on. Click through for a closer view of some of their flags.

In her own blog post about the project Maya describes how her family sat making the flags (using fabric markers and crayons) and talking about the garden - their hopes for it and what it would need to thrive and grow (no slugs!). It sounds like a wonderful afternoon and a great way to involve the whole family in the gardening experience.

We checked in with Maya several weeks after they hung the wish flags: "After weeks of weather (lots of rains storms), our wishes look just like the day we made them... and make us really happy every time we go out to the garden." Find more details and see more photos of this project and others at Maya's inspirational blog, Maya Made.

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