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.