It’s easy to bemoan our fate–and I’m not actually talking to my American friends in the aftermath of an election. All of us have a hundred (thousand? million?) excuses for not doing the best with what we have.
Want healthier food? It’s too expensive.
Why not grow some of your own? I don’t have land. I don’t have time. I don’t have skills.
Well, you know what? There are many people in this world who have less money, less land, less time, and fewer skills. What they have in abundance is desire and need, so (in a bunch of cases) they put on their ingenuity hat and figure something out.
Like this urban farmer in Brazil. (Video is about 12 minutes long, and well worth every second.)
This is community, folks. This is what can happen when people work together and value healthy food, real food, . I don’t know about you, but this video invigorated me and challenged me. Yes, my family grows a lot of food, but there’s plenty of room for improvement.
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Zoe M. McCarthy says
Interesting video. We want to plant pumpkins on our property next year. We roast the seeds for snacks.
Valerie Comer says
My hubby needs to plant a pumpkin every year. He also likes big ones! Needless to say, I have a lot of pumpkin recipes…