Garden Fashion: Say yes to the t-shirt

I know what you’re thinking…cool season vegetables and microscope work and educational outcomes are all very well and good, but what are garden educators wearing this season?

It’s a slow news week in the garden, so let’s take a peek into my garden-forward wardrobe:

This tee represents the genre of conference souvenir.  You’ll remember I loved my time at the Edible Schoolyard, so I love remembering it with this rooster.


Related to the conference shirt is the “organizations I support” look.


Ripped from Friday Night Lights, this tee makes people think I am a football fan.  Which I am not.  But I loved that show, and I love this sentiment.


Found on an internet search for gardening shirts.  I couldn’t resist adding one more take on the “keep calm” craze.


Is there a day when we don’t need to remember this?  A gift from a friend purchased at Sherry Horton’s gorgeous Julian shop, E. Barrett General Store.


My husband went to Peru and brought back a t-shirt with a drawing of a stuffed pepper, a local delicacy apparently.  True love.


Purchased on the clearance table at the Monticello gift shop.  I guess I’m one of the few that couldn’t resist a drawing of an eggplant— the most beautiful plant, according to Jefferson.


Another trip tee—this one from the Washington Mall during cherry blossom season.


Local food t-shirts work well in the garden.


Let’s not forget the event t-shirt—my go-to baseball-style shirt for our annual Food Day celebrations.


Naturally, I have a couple school spirit numbers:


And I’ve saved my favorite for last:  a Tracey Allen original.  This is “Choose Kindness.”  See her lovely designs here!



In closing, I should mention that any of the above shirts can be paired with jeans and tennis shoes.  Or a funky skirt and sandals.  Hats optional, minimal accessories. The options are endless in the world of garden fashion!


8 thoughts on “Garden Fashion: Say yes to the t-shirt

  1. I’m so in love with your blog posts and this one is no different. I need a shirt or two like those you show above. Thank you for reminding me!! 🙂

  2. Great collection of tees!!! Much more interesting than tees available at Macys or Ann Taylor.
    I like your style!!! love you, mom

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