Apart from the food and the lovely peeps I met, one of the highlights of the night was when people got up and talked or sang about whatever was inspiring them.
I didn't catch her name, but this lovely lady said a couple of sentences about her mother who instilled in her from an early age an appreciation of growing food for her family in their garden.
When we were growing up, our mum was also the chief gardener in our backyard. But in those days, I cared more about our swimming pool, cricket pitch, climbing frame and cubby house than the garden. I loved being out in our yard on a warm day, but I just didn't pay attention to it otherwise. I really wish I had.