Saturday, January 9, 2010

Like Eating? Start Your Garden Plans Now!

Hey World Family,
This is a note for Brothers and Sisters who are in the depths of winter right now...start planning your garden now. Food prices are bound to go up this year due to the billions in lost crops due to the deep freeze, and besides, wouldn't you like to know what you are eating? The best way to do that is to grow it yourself.

I don't have time. It takes so little time to garden small, but the yields are large-go for it! It is certainly not expensive. For the price of a latte, you can have seeds for a 10'by 10'garden, pronto. No space, use containers-plenty of plants can be grown for food or beauty in containers, especially microgreens and herbs. Not a green thumb, that is what books, friends, family, community, and the Internet are for!

There are lots of resources for great seeds-Google for organic sources, and pick ones close to your climate for less shipping and a smaller carbon footprint.

Nothing will taste better than food you grow-get the kids involved-they will love it. Get an empty lot in your community or some grassy wasted space at your church or holy place and see if you can plant in that bit of earth. Get your community group or congregation involved. Everyone loves fresh fruits and veggies, and you will be growing food that is delicious, nutritious, and a whole lot less expensive.

Okay, so let's say you are completely hopeless, just too busy, or supernaturally lazy: join a local farm co-op. Help local farmers bring the food to you!!! Buy a share and get fresh produce delivered near you all summer and fall! Wholesome, organic food delivered to you that you didn't have to grow with lots of wonderful options and choices...that's the ticket!

They key is to think about sustainability. What can you do to get what you need at less cost to you, your community, and the environment? No matter how young or old your are, you can do this! Reach out to others and make this a priority for 2010.

Love your Mother, love your community, love yourself, and save some money!
Grow some food:)

Falcon and Dove

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