One of the great things about blogging and social media (there are a ton of not great things but let’s focus on the positive, shall we?), is that I get to know people from all over the world walking similar paths to my own. I get to meet people who value gardening and self-sufficiency and compassion and really that’s an amazing blessing in my life. These people encourage and inspire me.
Last fall, I met a fellow gardener through one of these social media experiments. In the year since, we’ve e-mailed bunches about gardening and vermicomposting and what we’re cooking and about life in general. While we’ve never met in person, I think I can say we’re friends. This friend, Kali, has been building greenhouses and raising rabbits and learning a ton about growing food, aquaponics, and more. I, of course, am intrigued by all that he’s doing and full of questions. One of the most amazing (loving, generous) parts of his project to me is that he intends to raise this food and give it all away to folks in need. Nutritious food grown under organic conditions specifically for those in need, really how could I not be in love with idea? He’s set up a website for his project and he’s not asking for monetary donations but would gladly accept seed donations. If you don’t have the funds to buy seeds, I don’t think I’d be lying in saying that he’d welcome seeds you’ve saved from your own garden to expand his project. Jeff and I have already sent saved seed from our garden and plan on doing more in the coming year. I hope you’ll consider donating some seeds to this project and maybe grow a row in your own garden for folks in need in your community.
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