One of the homes on the tour focussed on their barn, garden and a room built for home canning of fruits and veggies grown. What caught my eye was the chart published by Macy’s department store on growing a Victory Garden at home in order to help with World War One's food supplies.
- I can eat fresh amazing tasting food
- I can share the same with family and friends
- I can appreciate what is "needed" for a happy life, not what is “wanted"
- I can enjoy the wonder shown on the faces of those who taste a carrot just harvested from the earth for the first time
- I can watch the smile grow on a child after they enjoy the grape jam just made or the astonished look on my father when he says: "This is the most delicious tomato I ever had, and I have eaten many tomatoes over my 90 years of life!”
- And the last reason is to be more humus, the Latin humus definition
In total, for 2022, I harvested the following with the help of my small greenhouse and my own compost material that I used for nutrients:
Basil, Cilantro, Parsley, Oregano and Mint.
Start small like I did so many years ago and slowly "grow" into the most you can grow. Each year is a new experience and the learning curve improves year after year. Changing the world as an individual with God's guidance is the only way our environment, our happiness and our future will be secured.
As for Christmas Trees, peruse my previous GoingTrueGreen blog to learn what is best, real trees or plastic fake trees.
Bill Lauto, at GoingTrueGreen.com
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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