I am now doing a weekly radio spot for approx. an hour. It is on how to grow an organic vegetable/fruit bed. This is focused on those who are new to organic gardening and/or new to gardening. The talk show is fun because Christine, the host is very interactive with me on the air, as she is an organic gardener also. She is a lot of fun which makes it easy to do for me.
There are so many wonderful reasons to garden and to grow your own food following organic principles.
- Help provide proper nourishment and five-a-day fruits and vegetables.
- Supplement food budgets.
- Provide fresh food that has not been grown with pesticides and chemical fertilizers.
- Provide a healthy family activity.
- Provide an education in ecology, botany, and the cycle of life for the whole family.
- Provide a fun activity that includes good exercise.
- Provide a needed stress reducer in a fast-paced world.
- Provide for the development of positive relationships with neighbors through communication as well as the sharing of produce.
- Provide beauty and a place to practice being good stewards of the earth on your little piece of land.
- Help lessen the impact of waste products in city dumps through composting of left over food.
- Help lessen green waste by composting and mulching.
- Help lessen chemical run-off into our streams and rivers by using environmentally friendly garden practices.
- Help lessen air pollution created from conventional lawn yard-care equipment.
- Provide diverse species of plants that provide habitat for beneficial insects and wildlife.
- Digging in the dirt with your hands chemically provides the body with a natural antidepressant.
So, out to the garden I go! Happy Earth Day!