Chapter 11 PEACE AND THE ENVIRONMENT - The Earth Is Alive
#97 GROW FOOD
Growing food requires intimate participation in the processes of life and in the cycles of nature. All the elements come together to produce food. The Earth, sun, rain and fresh air all are needed by the seeds to grow to their greatest potential.
Even in the largest cities, we can connect in some way with the life cycle by raising our own food and feeding our friends. When we plant, tend, harvest, and eat this food, we remember that we too are part of this sacred chain of life.
Plant windowsill herbs.
Plant container gardens on roofs or patios.
Join community gardens.
Join a gardening co-op.
Support organic gardening. (No matter where you get your food from.)
Barter for produce. If you cannot grow your own food but know other who do, offer to barter. Give something you have or can do in exchange for the produce you want. This honors the cycle of reciprocity.
"The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself."
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