After a heated #groundchat roundtable discussion last week about the connection between soil and nutrient-dense food — based on Monica Nickelsburg article’s Peak soil: Why nutrition is disappearing from our food — I have come to several conclusions.
I’ve heard gardens are a metaphor for life. Lofty, idealistic words, I thought, and possibly a pile of crap. Well, nature provides.
Even though I can buy strawberries all year round from the supermarket, store-bought strawberries can’t compare to the first strawberries from my own garden.
Garden centres are a great place to visit this time of the year. Although the selection is poor, almost everything has a significant discount. Most fruit bushes and perennial vegetables are gone, but I did find asparagus!
Farming in town — providing food for your family just steps away from the kitchen — has become a widespread social phenomenon. You know a movement has arrived when the Smithsonian magazine features urban farming in its 40th anniversary edition.