From the lips of Jeremy Amo, aspiring gardener

Welcome to the Modern Age.

An age where the majority of the food that you consume on a daily basis comes from the grocery store and every item in that grocery store, unless otherwise stated, is shipped in thousands of miles away via semi-trucks.

There are thousands of problems that stem from this. There are also some incredibly easy and simple solutions. Purchase local foods shipped that’s shipped at least within a hundred miles! Not only are local foods always satisfying to the taste buds. Eating local food allows your body to always be ‘n sync with the season and the climate in which you’re living!

However, here’s the really radical idea.

Grow your own food.

You will never know fresh food until you harvest it yourself. Anybody can do this, provided they have access to a patch of land and a few great social ties (you may not know it, but everyone knows a gardener!)

You will learn first hand that you will always reap what you sow and there will be nothing to reap except fresh food, plenty of sunshine and exercise, and a tremendous sense of well-being.

This is where 1,000 New Gardens comes in.


5 responses to this post.

  1. I am doing my very first veggie garden this year. I am blogging about it on my own blog, but if you are looking for additional bloggers, let me know. Also, I have done a bunch of work in social networking, blogging, web2.0 so if you need any help with that, I would also love to assist. It is a brilliant idea and I am excited to see how things go.


  2. Posted by 1,000 New Gardens on May 20, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Amy, you pose a great offer! We welcome any gardeners to game of blogging, just as long as they’re helping contribute about once a week — we don’t want to pull anyone into the computer lab and out of pasture, but it seems you’re able to balance chicken rearing and weed pulling with interweb activities very well. I’ve just added to contributor list–can’t wait to hear what you’ve got to share.

    Also–one of our goals is to create an internet forum and a sort of Craigslist (or “Veglist”) for folks with excess vegetables in Missoula to trade, barter, sell in a nifty decentralized fashion. Would you like to help us out with that, oh internet guru?


  3. Free knowledge like this doesn’t just help, it promote deracmocy. Thank you.


  4. That kind of thinking shows you’re an expert


  5. I’m impressed. You’ve really raised the bar with that.


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