How to grow a revolution in your own backyard? Grow your own food. Join a fast growing number of Americans who are taking back control over their food and what they do with their yards. Transform your unproductive, chore-creating yard into a productive, food-creating yard. You’ll be amazed by what follows. Transforming your yard might just transform your life.
Why grow your own garden? Gardens grow good food and healthy people. Best of all, you know where the food came from and there’s no reward like eating something you grew yourself. Gardening is also a good hobby and family activity. They say food brings people together and it’s true. It feels good eating food you grew together and it’s a form of power. By growing your own food, you take power back into your hands and stop relying on someone else you don’t know, who’s bottom line is profit, not safety and health. When you take back your right to grow food, you take back a little bit of your personal sovereignty and power over your own body and health, not to mention the money you’ll save on groceries.
The world has been changing from primarily rural to primarily urban. This means more and more people are relying on someone else, a company or corporation to grow their food. This becomes problematic as we find that our current growers and corporations we get our food from are not doing a good job, to put it mildly.
There is a call to redefine our living spaces, redefine what yards are used for, make them productive, as well as redefine what good food is and pay attention to whether or not what we’re eating is actually food! All you have to do is grow a garden, share your success with family, friends and neighbors and watch as more and more people join the movement you helped spread.
Roger Doiron is founding director of Kitchen Gardeners International. Visit his site at www.kitchengardeners.org