Sunday, June 5, 2011

Gardens Teach Self-sufficiency

“Food grown in a home garden can be part of the overall family storage plan. It may be thought of as “living” storage. Planting a garden, even a small one, allows for a greater degree of self-reliance. “  

“In the environment in which we live today, we all should be looking to greater self- sufficiency, a greater spirit of self-reliance, a greater desire to take care of ourselves and our own.”   –Gordon B. Hinckley Nov. 1982

Growing your own vegetables in containers or mixed in with your flower beds is the new excitement in our communities is seems. The Farmer's Markets are packed with people looking for fresh, locally grown produce. 

The principle of planting a garden and learning firsthand the law of the harvest has been taught for generations. It does require some work, so  it seems that many people do it for a few years and then cycle through a period of letting it go.  I invite you to plant at least one thing this year. It is not too late. You can purchase starts from a local nursery and try something. You will be glad you did. 

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