Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Calling All Gardeners and Yards!
If you are someone with a green thumb and have no yard to grow some yummy tomatoes? Or, maybe you are someone wants a blooming productive yard but have no time to tend a garden? You all can come together at hyperlocavore.com and find others in your local area with either the yard or the green thumb. There are resources there to help you understand the concept of yardsharing with others.
I am posting this information because I think participating in yardsharing is a GOOD THING. You have opportunities to get to know your neighbors and make new friends. You participate in the wonders of Nature. You get your hands dirty (Hey city folks, have you ever tried to walk on grass barefoot??? Get grounded in Mother Earth!) and let the earth refresh you. You get exercise AND a healthy dose of Vitamin D from the sun! You will help create food that does not need to be driven thousands of miles from its growing site. And, as icing on the cake, you will have some wonderful organic produce that you can share with your family.
Nothing beats fresh, organic food that has been loved and cared for. In turn, that food will nourish you and yours.
Check out Hyperlocavore... Liz is the creator of Hyperlocavore. You can find her at @hyperlocavore on Twitter. You can also find me on her site in the Orange County group. I have a yard I'm willing to share (or at least make some room to share!), but I need some people to share it! I unfortunately have a mostly brown thumb, so I really would like to learn how to grow some good herbs for fresh, tasty cooking.
Photo courtsey of sa_ku_ra on flickr