Sunday, July 24, 2005

Do what you can where you are with what you have*

My mother sent me an article she cut out from a local newspaper in Washington state about a man who has created a garden at his low-income apartment complex. He spent three days hauling in topsoil in a wheelbarrow and then amended the soil with animal manure. He grows both flowers and vegetables. I love that he stores his squash under the coffee table! A short, very inspiring story.

If you haven't already seen it, check out another person's backyard garden here in Pasadena, inspired by my friends over at Path to Freedom.

At Path to Freedom, scroll down to their July 9 post and link to and download a 15 minute interview with Jules Dervaes about the family's sustainable living project. (It may take a while to download if you're on a dial-up connection.) Jules emphasizes taking even the smallest steps toward living more sustainably and growing one's own food.

*Attributed to Theodore Roosevelt.

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