Before I begin, I’d like to remind you that Earth Day is April 22nd. It’s kind of a big deal for anyone interested in protecting this planet, so I thought I would mention it.
I am encouraged by what I see lately. There seems to be a growing movement towards the simple life. More and more people are finally coming to the realization that when we die, they don’t back a Uhaul truck to our gravesite and unload our possessions. What is really important in life, namely love, family, compassion, and character….there is no price tag on any of it, but the rewards are fantastic.
I have mentioned on several occasions that the city I live in, Olympia, Washington, is very accommodating with regards to self-sufficiency. There are few restrictions in this city. People can have vegetable gardens in the front yard if they choose, and how many cities do you know of where that is allowed?
We also have a plethora (I love that word) of community gardens around our city. People work with their neighbors to grow organic food, and what they don’t use they share with others. If that sounds like utopia to you, then see what your own city has in the way of community gardens.
I am all about community. I do not believe the problems that plague our cities are going to be solved by the Federal government. I believe that change must happen in the neighborhoods across this country. We need to return to our roots and start looking out for each other.
And it starts with us.
Have a great day my friends. I’ll be writing and taking care of our little urban farm…and doing it all with a smile on my face.