Gardening takes special people (Garden Divas)—those who marvel at the size of a cucumber after seeing it the day before too small to pick. Those who don’t mind braving mosquitoes to go pick the beans, or squishing brightly-colored bugs between their fingers to avoid spraying their precious plants with chemicals. Those willing to share their harvest with the birds, deer, skunk & raccoon—reluctantly of course. And those who think about getting goats or chickens to eat the excess, just so they don’t have to throw it out—and some who actually do.
There are thousands of blogs out there in “webland” blogging about the joys and frustrations of gardening and living that lifestyle. A few are listed below and you could spend all day reading those things—instead I would suggest that you start gardening—plant some vegetable seeds in your flower beds or find a Community Garden to get involved in. Maybe if everyone was involved in a garden, maybe that would be some hope that our nation is heading in the right direction.
The Co-op will again try next spring to get a Community/Co-op Garden going–we have a space and could look for more if the need is there. Please think about what you are putting into your mouth and ultimately your body, and make sure you know where your food comes from. Get involved– with the Co-op, with your local church, with Loaves & Fishes, whatever you can do to support the local economy and help our nation promote healthy lifestyles.
Come see us at the Farmer’s Market–we’re there every week. Come to one of our meetings–we have some great ones planned; farm tour of Javernick’s CSA Farm, salsa making, cider making, jam making. Maybe you have some interest or talent we can learn from you. You can pick and choose your cause with us–we have many. Become a Garden Diva!