Monday, April 21, 2008

Vegetable Gardening: It Really Is Worth the Work!

I sit here on a Monday morning- tired, sunburned, and sore. I have a long weekend preparing the vegetable garden behind me, and a lot of long weekends tending it ahead. Then, I spotted this article in the New York Times by my favorite author, Michael Pollan. Now I feel great, it is all worth it. I'm doing something! If everyone did one thing, like grow their own food, imagine how much it would change in the world.
This article is a must read!

Why Bother? The Green Issue - New York Times:
...If you do bother, you will set an example for other people. If enough other people bother, each one influencing yet another in a chain reaction of behavioral change, markets for all manner of green products and alternative technologies will prosper and expand...

...Measured against the Problem We Face, planting a garden sounds pretty benign, I know, but in fact it’s one of the most powerful things an individual can do — to reduce your carbon footprint, sure, but more important, to reduce your sense of dependence and dividedness: to change the cheap-energy mind... MORE

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