Small Scale Farming Is Becoming Sexier Every Day
By Randy White
Editor, Lawns to Gardens
So… do you like it hot, dirty, and full of heavy breathing?
Then pick up a shovel and get to work! Many Americans still haven’t accepted the idea of growing their own food on whatever plot of land they have available. It seems most people still expect the Federal government is supposed to help us ween ourselves from mono-culture, which is of course laughable. We all know deep-down that America has crashed into the rocks of reality, but why give up when we can play until the end of the game?
There are many positive things we can all change about ourselves to fix this place. It starts by getting off our butts, turning off the TV, and checking out our lawn / soil conditions. But until all media programming concentrates on turning Americans into farmers no matter where they live, my questions are:
– What percent of Americans are at least making an attempt to grow ANY food at all? Herbs? Carrots? Anything?
– What tools are available to help non-farmers enjoy the benefits of farming?
I love that video. And sure, while I am a cynic, I do believe there are those of us who will do what we can to make it without crying for someone other than ourselves to save us. (Note to Christians: What Would Jesus Grow?)
44% of gardeners increase their time spent outdoors due to their garden.
58% of gardeners increase their fresh fruit and vegetable consumption each day.
83% of gardeners save money on food because of their garden.
75% of gardeners share extra produce with people who don’t live with them.
44% of gardeners meet new neighbors as a result of their garden.
And if you don’t have the first clue how to get delicious veggies to pop out of the ground and into your mouth, do yourself a favor and head over to www.growveg.com. GrowVeg is one of the most valuable tools on the Internet, and I’m excited to announce the formation of a GrowVeg and Bright Neighbor partnership (coming soon!).
GrowVeg will help non-farmers plan their gardens better than just about any other tool you will find, and it comes with a free 30-day trial. Try it out before we reach this future: