I've written in the past about Monsanto, their unethical and heavy-handed business practices, and the negative impact they are having on agriculture. I found another article today regarding them, this time on the Survivalist Seeds website. I tracked it down to an article written by P.J. Huffstutter of the LA Times. Read it here, and be aware.
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Someone whose diet consists of food grown or produced within an area most commonly bound by a 100 to 250-mile radius of their home. Locavores usually shun large supermarket chains, opting for farmer's markets and local gardens instead. It is also a current trend for many high-end restaurants as well.
I am a new homeowner who inherited an unruly garden, but it is my new sandbox. I get to play around and create new things.
It also means that I am now free to grow my own food (at least on a small scale-- I don't have a huge backyard.) In these troubling economic times I find, like so many others, that there is a certain empowerment that comes with the idea of being able feed yourself with food grown in your own garden. There is a certain satisfaction and security in knowing that the food you are growing is fresh and organic, grown without chemicals and packed full of nutrition. I'm looking forward to this satisfaction.
But so far I am just a beginner. I've just started creating my sand castle, and have barely begun to lay the foundation. There is a lot for me to learn, and I will share some of what I learn in this blog.
If you want to follow along and watch the progress on my garden, you are welcome to check out my Weedy Garden blog, where I document my accomplishments and failures with my own little backyard Eden.