Grow Your Own, Make Your Own

a journey of discovery


I have just become the guardian of Herman for 10 days. Herman is a sourdough starter and while he is in my care he will grow (hopefully I won’t kill him accidentally!) and be fed and grow some more. On day 9 I will divide Herman into 4 parts. I’ll give 3 away to friends and use the last portion to make a German Friendship cake. Then the cycle will continue in the homes of my fellow Herman guardians.

I love the idea of this! Not only do my family & I get to enjoy watching Herman grow and then eat the yummy cake at the end, we get to share him around with others.

Have you ever made sourdough? Or have you ever had a communal guardianship over something like a school pet or plant?