Why A Garden Makes Sense
With the recent E. Coli outbreak, it makes sense to think about taking control of your own food supply. Having your own garden provides many opportunities.
- Ensure quality produce
- Learn important life skills
- The ability to be self-sufficient
With your own garden, you know what goes into the soil and on the product. You can plant the exact seed you want. With some learning, you can grow true organic produce without GMO seeds.
Learning to grow a garden is also a good way to learn about life itself. In our fast-paced world, we get instant gratification. We want something to eat and there are fast food, microwaves, and grocery stores. However, so many good things that take time and effort to receive. Planting a garden teaches this lesson well. It can be a great tool for teaching children delayed gratification, discipline, in order to receive great rewards.
Today most people really don’t know how to take care of themselves. We rely on a network of suppliers to make life convenient, but then fail to know what to do if something goes wrong. If a natural disaster takes place are we able to obtain food? Some people these days can’t even do math without a calculator. In other words, most of us would be lost if we were faced with a life without technology.
Gardening can also bring people together in a non-virtual way. There are opportunities for community gardens or to co-op with other gardeners. Community gardening is where people share a plot of land and the work. A Co-op is where people trade with others for produce, especially for things one cannot produce.
Of course, all this is not limited to produce. Farming with animals can be added to this mix also.
Anyway, hope you have a happy and healthy life.