A man has a plot. A subversive plot. He is plotting to change the world. And he wants all of us to help us in his plot. Watch THE PLOT here. What is he plotting, you may ask? How am I to help a stranger in his plot to change the world?
The simple answer is… GARDENING! We all can help by taking whatever little (or big) plot of land you have and growing food to eat. The corner of the yard where it’s hard to mow, tear up the grass and plant some tomatoes. Don’t want veggies in your front yard? Plant fruit trees. Blueberries are a nice shrub that comes in a variety of sizes. Have bad soil? Build a raised bed. Even if you are low on cash you can find materials to repurpose into raised beds.
I recently saw a quote from Joel Salatin that surprised me:
“The first supermarket supposedly appeared on the American landscape in 1946. That is not very long ago. Until then, where was all the food? Dear folks, the food was in homes, gardens, local fields, and forests. It was near kitchens, near tables, near bedsides. It was in the pantry, the cellar, the backyard.”
In less than 70 years we have gone from producing most of our food or purchasing it fresh from farmers nearby to buying it all from a concrete box, where even “fresh” food could have been picked weeks ago, half-way around the world. Meat pumped up with water, wrapped in plastic, on a styrofoam tray? How about fresh from a butcher instead?
The food revolution has been started. So I am asking you all to join in, help out, eat locally, or, GROW YOUR OWN!