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Friday, February 5, 2010

Our Gardens of Hope

The other day on the news, a startling comment was made about the difference between these difficult economic times and those during the depression. In the depression, people knew how to grow their own food and most of them did not live above their means. Despite our changing culture, the fundamental components of sustenance have not been altered.

The thing that gives us hope and strength is our knowledge of both the basics and what we need to survive. It doesn’t take much to make a good meal or to grow some of your own produce. Be cognizant of what you have to work with and what you can to do to get back to basics. Learn simple tricks like making a loaf of bread. Find small areas that can suffice as planting space. It’s amazing how little you actually need to produce a fair amount of food. Annie talks a lot about this straightforward yet important message. This is sustainability in its simplest form.

The inspirational thought for the day is by Lucy Larcom. “Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.” Have a great weekend and start planning your spring garden.

Photo by Greg Bilowz
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