The more that I learn about our food and where it comes from, the more that I want to have control over what goes into my body.
There are a few things that concern me; the first is knowing that if we choose not to buy from local farmers, our food has to travel thousands of miles to eventually end up in our grocery stores, so we are loosing out on the peek ripeness in our fruits and veggies. The second thing I think is important is making sure that the soil has been left to rest so the nutrients have time to re-nurture, resulting in our food getting the max vitamin potential. I also feel it is important to make sure there are no harsh chemicals that would eventually make it into me or my family's body.
I have a client that has had a plot in a community garden for years and occasionally brings me fresh produce she has grown. You can sure taste the difference, it's always such a nice treat. She has always encouraged me to get a plot of my own, so I looked into gardens in my area and scored on a nice sunny plot around the corner from my house. It’s the perfect size but needs some TLC.
I look forward to my new healthy hobby that will bring joy to my family a little color to my skin. It's going to be a work in progress, but we are all on board and the benefits will be worth it. I encourage you to maybe find a community garden near you and discover your green thumb as well.