Chaos and release leave room for re-growth. And in this period of re-growth, we have the opportunity reflect on the things that we NEED and compare them to the things we thought we needed- but actually just wanted. We can concentrate on how to provide equal access to the things we NEED without over-exploiting our home (and taking away our children's rights to the things they will need).
So as we are on this roller coaster for the foreseeable future, what are you going to NEED? And how can we as a community create sustainable and equitable access to the things we need for everyone? I can guarantee, one of the things you will need is food. Funnily enough, since food is something we all need, eating a 'climate stable diet' also happens to be one of the top things we can do to stop climate change according to David Suzuki. That means buying local and organic and even growing our own food so that local and organic is also available to the city next to us (where most people do not have the space to grow their own).
So Pemberton, what do YOU need to start a small garden? It's better for the climate, the community, the world, and for you; I can promise you will find connection, peace, and joy growing your own food. What do you need to get started?
I'm asking because I have lights and a warm room for starting seedlings; I'd love to help you plan and create a garden, or to have you join the community garden at Nurture in Nature if you don't have the space at home. I want to help create a more resilient, educated, and sustainable Pemberton- and I can't do it alone.
So please get in touch if you think there's a possibility that you want to be involved in a garden this year, but you just don't know how to start, or where to put it, or how to manage it. Where there is a will there is a way! Below are pictures of our grow room this year and greenhouse at the beginning of last year. There's a lot of space there..