#communitygardens Blissberry Social Farm 2014

Community gardens can make significant contributions to the health of the earth and to the enrichment of our communities.

Today I believe healthy gardening programmes like the one here at Blissberry Social Farm are a small but serious challenge to many current policies and practices which put profit before human needs – greenery, open space, fresh food.

But you’ll find far more than just a place to grow some seasonal food!

Vegetable gardening is a proactive PRACTICE.

I like to emphasize that word PRACTICE – the same one used to describe the practice of meditation.

Gardening is stress relief, fresh air, exercise, and interconnection with the natural world.

Vegetable gardening brings forth productivity. It is a way of being actively engaged in solutions to major world problems.

Vegetable gardening – particularly when done together as a community – can be tremendously healing, particularly in these turbulent times.


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