Monday, August 4, 2008

Why garden?

Ran across this wonderful quote this morning from one of my favorite writers, Michael Pollan.

It answers the question I'm asked frequently, why spend the time/energy/etc. planting a garden?

"Measured against the Problem We Face, planting a garden sounds pretty benign, I know, but in fact it's one of the most powerful things an individual can do--to reduce your carbon footprint, sure, but more important, to reduce your sense of dependence and dividedness: to change the cheap-energy mind."

And I ask, why NOT plant a garden?

dig it!

bobbi c.

2 comments:

Debbie Burns said...

Bobbi,
Do you have pictures of you new raised beds on your blog somewhere?
thanks,
Debbie
Beulah Land

About Bobbi C. said...

Hi Debbie,

Yes, they are in this post...scroll down. Looks sort of weedy, but you'll get the idea. BTW, I added a whole line of them in front of the back fence yesterday. They are only 24" wide so I can reach back. With only five pickets, I added almost 100 sq. ft. of garden space.

http://earthly-gardener.blogspot.com/2008/07/what-im-plantingand-yes-im-one-of-those.html

bobbi c.