I’ll admit it. One of my favorite things about Building Moxie is the opportunity it has afforded me/us for travel. Not so much the travel itself, you know — going to new places, experiencing new things . . . Okay that is pritty good, but it is more the connecting with new friends (or sometimes seeing old ones), you know — the connecting with others that do this thing called blogging.
The travel itself does invigorate, the outings validate, and I always seem more dedicated to our mission when I return home. Before you get the wrong impression, let me point out — these are “working getaways. ” (And I know — ‘s Hard!)
The Seed for Yourself Summit
Thursday this week, I leave for Portland, Oregon, a place I have never been. Pennington Grass Seed is hosting Building Moxie and a handful of other renowned DIY bloggers as part of a Pennington “Seed for Yourself” Summit. A one-day summit (Friday, March 9th) at Pennington‘s NexGen research facility promises to include location tours, hands-on workshops and one-on-one discussions with Pennington experts. (So feel free to suggest up some questions I might ask.)
Simply put, one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of lawn, garden and turf care products in the world, Pennington Grass Seed is offering Building Moxie a behind-the-scene perspective into all that goes into the creation of high-quality grass seed.
And man do I need it! Despite my confidence in this picture below, I’d say I am about 50/50 with sowing grass from seed. I hope to use what I learn this week on my already growing stack of spring lawn care projects . . . and I hope too to share. (A seasonal right, lawn care that is, and one part of the Cycles of Life.)
Bloggers on this Trip
OK get it out (the laughing over that ill-fated pic) . . . and as I was saying, there are a few bloggers on this trip that I have been looking to connect with for sometime. A few that I have followed lightly, and Yes, even some for which this is my first intro. A quick shout to them below:
- HandyGuys Brian from the Handy Guys Podcast (already a good to source for lawn care info) >> http://www.handyguyspodcast.com/
- Timothy Dahl from Charles & Hudson, and from currently featured link . . . Built by Kids.
- Brittany @ Pretty Handy Girl.
- Sandra @ SawDust & Paper Scraps.
- Gail @ My Repurposed Life.
- Gina @ Shabby Creek Cottage.
- Liz, actually her other half Doug, @ Hoosier Homemade.
- Kenny @ Veggie Gardening Tips
- And last but not least, Chris from the very interesting site ManMade DIY.
I also have plans for a visit (though briefly) with previously featured Cyra DuQuella of Portland-based DuQuella Tile (she’s my ride!). And hopefully a quick hiya if there is time with Twitter friend @Kendra_Hubbard (we’ll see; gotta email now).
Thanks for reading all … to follow along keep an eye on BMoxie‘s social streams or check Pennington‘s Facebook page for goings on >> https://www.facebook.com/PenningtonSeed. (Like ’em now!)
As to everyone listed — Safe travels and see you in Portland. ~jb
Disclosure: Pennington is paying for my airfare, hotel and other related travel experiences.