When I was a little girl I had this ambition that I was going to steal (yes I said steal, but I meant borrow) the milkman’s two tier milk float and fill it with lots of foods I helped my grandad grow and drive to Africa to feed all the starving people! I remember fondly the plotting and how upset I’d get whilst thinking up my plan to save the world bit by bit!
Now I am a much older little girl and you could say I know better, well I do. I now know that you can’t drive to Africa!!
But I still insist on the saving the world part, that shit I’m never too old for.
The thing is, I love our planet. Just look how good it is!
I admit this blog is probably going to be a bit raw and could tarnish my new blogging and online presence, but I don’t care. I do care however about the state we’re in right now. People today know more about why ‘Brangelina’ have split than why are winters are becoming warmer and that there’s a huge decline in wildlife. And that is SCARY!
Anyways I’m not going to harp on about the politics and scare stories of what we should know and should do. Instead I am going to tell you how I am going to save the world (without stealing a milk float).
Now is the beginning of the new year in the gardening world where we gardeners reap the last harvest, clear, tidy, dig over the beds, select our new crops for the new growing year. And new years usually always bring about resolutions or as I like to call them Pledges, where people pledge to do something, usually to better something!
Here Are My Pledges
- To continue to grow my own food
- To sow a ‘Micro Meadow’ around my allotment
- To grow as many blooms as possible for the Bees and wildlife
- To forage more and get better at it
- To be Peat Free
- To shop local and Independent
- To avoid as much plastic as possible
- To not waste food
- To grow Heritage veg, because preserving history matters too
- To never use chemicals & grow organic
So how is this going to save the world, I’m just one woman!
Yes I am, but all these things in this list contribute vastly to protecting our environment and preserving our beautiful world and hopefully it’s got you thinking about ways you could help it too?
Yes? See the numbers are multiplying already!
I read a stat today on Soil Associations twitter post for #worldsoilday yesterday “It takes 100 years for 1cm of topsoil to form” and there we are in this day an age trashing it like no mans business, spraying pesticides here and fungicides there. Demanding we have the perfectly straight carrot and blemish free apple so we can take a pic for Instagram, so the world knows we’re on trend! Well trends need to change and for our benefit. I’m not going to go into politics because that’s a scary subject alone and I’m already getting quite lairy.
I was scared of posting this blog in all honesty, I’ve been sitting on it for weeks now. People don’t warm to protestors and activists as much as they do the people who create the perfect image and follow the line, not that I have any problem with that each to there own.
But I’ve always been a rebel and our world is crying out for them, I’m now actually crying as I type (bloody hippies) I ask you guys my lovely followers with all my huge heart to rebel too. Don’t spray that weed no matter how notorious. Don’t buy and use chemical fertilisers (I’ll show you how to make great ones yourself in another post). Don’t buy the mass-produced supermarket veg that taste bland and are full of nasties buy local or try out an organic subscription box if your plot doesn’t support your full eating needs. And lastly continue to grow your own, work the earth and spread the love.
If you want to get involved with the pledges or share your thoughts and tips on how you grow and garden to better the environment I would love to hear them. Together we can make it right let’s stand unified and take action in helping our world heal.
I’m going to leave you with these wise words……..
You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one, I hope some day you’ll join us and the world can live as one!
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