Wednesday, February 06, 2008
IF YOU CAN'T GROW IT, EAT LOCAL
I don't know where to begin in touting the virtues and benefits of growing your own food from eradication of allergies and dependence on fossil fuels to harvest and deliver agribiz food to rejoining symbiosis with the earth by organic rather than chemical methods of soil replenishment. The concentration of the population into civic centers, while good for limiting sprawl, also limits an individual's access to space in which to grow and time in which to care enough to realize a harvest (city life demanding more money=time, and all).
Despair not, their are oodles, nay, dozens of farmer's markets within a gallon round trip for anyone who wants all the benefits of growing their own food minus the one-on-one symbiosis with nature through seasons, soils, seed and sprouts. My favorite champion of going green, Burbanmom, has turned me on to an even more radically cooperative way to do your best for the health of your family and the planet, called CSAs (Community Sponsored Agriculture), a step beyond farmers markets. Read all about it at Local Harvest, and many more great green innovations. I tell you, the real wave of the future is back to nature!