Simple Reasons to Start Growing Your Own Food

| 3/27/2011 7:59:41 PM

Tags: Grow Your Own, City Farming, Urban Garden, Balcony Garden, Mike Lieberman, , Mike Lieberman,

 Organic Gardening 

When people ask why they should grow their own food, the answer that I give is often simple. I tell them, "It's because we are humans." 

It's not until the past 100 or so year that we have lost our connection with food and started to rely on others to provide it for us. 

Food Is Community

Look back at ancient history and you'll see that civilizations were built upon being able to grow food. It was also built on the community that revolved around it as well from planting, taking care of to harvesting, preparing and sharing it.

In the past 100-1550 years, we’re so far removed from everything related to our food that we have skipped right to the eating part. We don't realize that food is more than sitting down at a table and eating the meal. Nearly all of the responsibilities pertaining to getting the food on our tables lie with people we don’t even know.

Who is responsible for our food?

We have no clue as when it comes to where our food comes from and what happened before it got to our plates. Did you ever wonder who these people responsible for your food are and if they have your best interest in mind? This is why I have started to grow my own food.
4/1/2011 12:51:56 PM

I could not agree more! Great post!

Mike Lieberman
3/31/2011 2:53:29 PM

@George Hahhaa. No I am not spraying the plants with Lysol. I am signifying that I am not using and pesticides. I like the cardboard box idea.

3/30/2011 12:22:30 AM

Please tell me the guy in the photo isn't spraying Lysol on his plants. I grow in containers as I don't have space to put in a regular garden. In addition to the plastic buckets as shown in the photo, I also use leftover cardboard boxes, as they just rot down at the end of the season, and become even more fertilizer.

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