Aug 9, 2008

Benefits and Purpose of Gardening

With regard to food production, this blogger says that community gardens create...

Self-reliance: Disciplined people, Discipline Thought, Disciplined Action.

And that...
Small steps, relentlessly taken will create durable people and communities, economic lifeboats. There may not be time to save everyone, but there is time for everyone to save themself. Start simple by asking everyone to plant a garden.
This may seem insignificant but it accomplishes vital tasks:
1. Each person is responsible for self-reliance.
2. Builds agricultural skills and a sense that we are part of the land.
3. Cuts food-miles and reduces oil dependence.
4. Strengthens the social fabric with confidence that we are durability from famine caused by oil shortage.
5. Affirms by action that we can and will prevail. We need only exercise our liberty and responsibility.
Community gardens strengthen communities with shared responsibility and knowledge.

"Before" Pictures! - Looking North

"Before" Pictures! - Looking North
Longfellow in Feb 2008