“There is a myth that there are agricultural societies, and then there are industrial societies and service societies, as if when you become an industrial or service society you don’t need food,” she says. “As we hit climate chaos, as we hit peak oil, assuming that you can get your food from far away and use fossil-fuel-intensive systems to produce food is totally not sustainable. Bringing food security close to home will have to be the project of the future.”
We got some April showers last night! What a blessings! There’s still a chance of more rain later today and we are praying the rain down.
Planting, planting and more planting. It’s that time again to get all the crops sown and into the ground.
Of course our goats want to get in on the action (fun) too! Fairlight, curious as always, wants to know what Justin is doing will all those soil blocks in the greenhouse. To the right of the photo a few homemade self watering containers using ollas and in the blue bucket the nettle tea is brewing or more like fermenting in its own juices.
A bed of Provider beans are looking good – filling out the bed very nicely.
The green crops are lush not to mention FULL of what every gardener loves to see LADYBUGS! In the photo is bed of nutritious kale that we are growing in the front yard.
Here’s a handful of celery harvested to make a special vegetarian lasagna dish (note the “gardeners bandage” – good ol’ duct tape)
Soil blocks of squash are ready to go into the ground too.
Another round of squash will be planted in soil blocks today – yellow crookneck, black beauty, baby blue hubbard, burgess buttercup and musque de provence pumpkin along with a winter squash seed given to us by a Freedom Gardener or “farmer” I should say.
Our family is really feeling empowered this year with our Freedom Garden which is nearing 4000 members btw — WOW! Not only are we continuing to grow closer to home but the seeds we are sowing are free of any corporate controls but what really is wonderful to see not only the cultivation of hundreds of backyard, patio and front yard gardens but the growing community full of wonderful, helpful folks. If you haven’t already signed up to this growing social network, it’s free so what are you waiting for! Let’s get growing….
Inch by inch row by row freedom grows!
BTW don’t forget to check out the FREEDOM GARDENER OF THE MONTH! Featuring a family who is passionate about growing, preserving and caring for all creatures great and small.
With the spring Holy season upon us, wishing everyone a blessed, bountiful and productive year.