Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Climate Change and My Organic Food Garden

`We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN'

`Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC'

With headlines like the above in my head I head out to my block of land and put my heart and soul into creating good soil and an abundance of food plants.

We all have to do our bit and I see this as a way I can contribute.

 My journey towards living sustainably began to become healthy after a third breast cancer but now I see what I had to do to heal myself from a way of life my body could not sustain has also shown me what can contribute to a healthier planet.

I moved away from a designer apartment to find a simple home on land and then proceeded to create healthy organic soil and plant, plant, plant.

And when I look back I can't
believe how ignorant I was of what was required.

I had no idea of what soil was about or how to get plants to grow.

But doors opened as I find they do when you are following a true path.

When I brought my land a community garden started at exactly the same time and had ongoing talks on how to enrich and create organic soil.

From the community garden I met permaculture followers and they started a new center in my town and had weekly information sessions.

I met exciting and passionate people who understood the world needed to change and who were all doing their bit to create healthy soil and grow healthy food.

It was an exciting time and I learned so much from all these special people.

The physicality of putting this knowledge into action was another story but plant by plant, wheel barrow by wheel barrow I was able to achieve change and as I went about creating my garden my own body grew stronger.

All gardening takes time and this year many of my trees are fruiting for the first time. That is exciting.

But the biggest joy of all is being able to share what you are creating with others and knowing you are being part of making this world a better place.

The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet


Megan Thompson said...

I'm sorry about your breast cancer, but what a journey! I love all your info and pictures, there is so much to learn!!

agreenearth said...

Thank you for your comment and am blessed to be well and able to share ideas. There is such a short window of opportunity for us all to turn this planet round.I do understand how hard change can be for those with vested interests but my own journey has forced me to live in new ways and it has opened my eyes to what can be and how rewarding it is to live in harmony with the earth.