Monday, April 19, 2010

Garden Masochist: Is the Torture Worth it?

No glamor, no flowers, but also no apologies. This is the real thing. This is our Community Garden. (Website).


The humidity is a damp, heavy, itchy wool sweater on your back. You are knee-deep in mud, your lungs are on fire as you attempt to haul a heaping bag of soil across the garden. In these moments of agony you ask:

 “Why do I do this to myself? On top of all my responsibilities in this modern world and my full work day, why am I torturing myself in this garden?


Our field of dreams offers unlimited potential; and hard work!

Gardening isn’t happy-hippie-sunshine-rainbows; it’s not a romp in a field of daffodils. Gardening is hairy, sticky, prickly, bloody, and sweaty. In this modern world with all of our responsibilities will power wavers. You don't want to garden. You ask yourself, “Will this garden be worth it?

 

Stunning cabbage maintained by our Community Garden president, Tom Dumas.

This weekend I finally had time to work in our Community Garden. I met people my age that are passionate about agriculture, eating healthfully, and creating a real sense of community in a city that lacks it. When I met these people and felt their blind young optimism I was revived.



Austin (24, Yellow Shirt) and Nic (18, Grey Shirt) inspired me. Austin recently had an epiphany. He decided to eat healthily and  lost 40lbs in two months eating raw, organic vegetables. They both have bright optimistic hope for our garden.


Our plants are thriving. The garden slowly grows, teaching us all important lessons about sacrifice and patience. Many of our goals and dreams are coming into fruition.



I’m reaffirmed; there are no more doubts. For me, gardening is worth the masochistic torture and sacrifices.

3 comments:

  1. Having said that, by using lots of man or women agencies plus compact machine businesses this contend with most likely risky toxins, omega replica a peril does indeed do not because of a best international companies, but rather out of most of the location regions when healthcare and also health exercises arise. replica watches For a topic with point, one of the vital motors with harmful waste material is a health arena as well as present selection man or women tactics that are fitted with either obtain plus enable you to apply compounds and also products and solutions which has an higher probability to your all-natural natural environment. replica prada handbags The perfect resolution to deal with appeared to be to receive green healthcare waste material baggage plus utilize them in an attempt to get a reduced amount of harm to the encircling ecosystem. replica chanel bags A compounds plus large number of recurring pieces that happen to be resulted with the health doctors, confidential tactics and also conveniences in neuro-scientific medical, have possibilities so that you can problems people residing in a neighboring spots, along with better weak lifestyle remaining, for instance kids transiting the vicinity and also relatives dogs wandering near to the urban grasp web pages. fake cartier watches This is certainly why your customized procedure would have to be integrated plus fashioned in this style when most of the qualified recurring makes a difference this induce pain and also contamination is often harvested one at a time plus in a non-contaminating style.

    ReplyDelete
  2. As the woman, you can drop the louis vuitton replica girl kelly handbag design together for this handbag is over there, can connect with tiny unrealistic picture of articles. The idea of the chanel replica. Over this special laptop bag in the three years in the design of time accompanied by a copy in the near future handbags become very worship together, such as handbag stand. What is the irony is that JianBo was eventually use girl outstanding handbag is very little, because the health issues of chanel replica wallets.

    ReplyDelete

I love reading your comments. Thank you for adding to the discussion! I always reply to any and all questions.

Like us on Facebook

Related Posts with Thumbnails