Gardening

Having Your Own Garden

Why A Garden Make 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
  • Community

With your own garden, you know what goes into the soil and on the product. You can plant the exact seed type you want. With some learning, you can grow true organic produce without GMO seeds.

Learning to grow a garden is actually 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 foods, microwaves, and grocery stores. However, so many things take time and effort to receive good things. Planting a garden teaches this lesson well. It can be a great tool for teaching children delayed gratification, discipline, and hard work and the rewards are great.

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 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.

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