Thursday, July 25, 2013

Stop the Madness - Learn to Grow Food!

"Most of us, for example, not only do not know how to produce the best food in the best way, we don't know how to produce any kind in any way. Our model citizen is a sophisticate, who before puberty, understands how to produce a baby, but who at the age of thirty, will not know how to produce a potato. And for this condition, we have a elaborate rationalization instructing us that dependence for everything on somebody else is efficient and economical and a scientific miracle. I say, instead, that it is madness mass-produced." - Wendell Berry

I agree - now, let's stop the madness! Grow our own food, I mean. If you've never done it, start. If you've done it, do it some more. If you don't have a clue, then take a gardening class or at least buy a book about gardening. Or read a book that will motivate you as to WHY growing your own food is a good idea before you actually care to go out & learn how to do it...

Have you ever grown any of your own food? What was/is your experience with it?

There is something amazing (& absolutely essential, in my view) about learning to cooperate with nature & figure out how to get food out of a seed (or egg, or tree, or vine, etc.) and onto our plates. Pure magic!

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