Growing food should be amongst the most common things people do in their daily lives, providing rich and valuable benefits for the mind, body and soul. Everyone should experience what it’s like to plant a seed and watch it grow. It doesn’t matter if it starts small or big, easy or elaborate. What’s really important is getting started and staying actively involved.
Digging in the dirt or tending to greenery needs to be as normal as breathing air. Learning to maintain a sustainable edible space is an essential aspect of life because everyone needs to eat. An appreciation for food changes once a connection with growing food is established.
A person might know where their shoes are made or where their car is built, but somehow less likely to know where their last meal came from or what was in it. Sounds surprising considering the intimate and personal nature of chowing down, literally becoming a part of who you are. People can change their clothes, but not their body which is why more attention needs to be drawn to what people are putting in instead of on them.
When food is tainted by cancer causing chemicals and preserved to stay on the shelf instead of preserving your health, then a disturbing disconnect is definitely in effect. Growing organic helps close the gap, providing fresh beneficial options.
The world may be moving faster than ever, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for the slower grower lifestyle. People displaying their self-sufficient capabilities allow communities to operate more locally and sustainably, better prepared for the unexpected loss or access to these resources. Teach a person to grow and they eat for the rest of their life. Hopefully that sounds promising enough for more and more people to start growing food organically.