As a family activity, this year, we had our first approach to vegetable growing. Personally speaking, this motivation started as a modest, not very radical, but (for me) realistic way of trying to start getting more skills that could help me being less dependent on this evil economic system. (I would be very happy if I could spend less money from my salary in the supermarket). This is mainly for two reasons: 1. it would be a concrete way of protesting to stop depending on big supermarkets to supply what we need to feed ourselves. 2. it would make people more aware of processes, social values and important skills (cooking, gardening, growing, sense of community, etc).
When ideas become facts, we can change things and be inspired. To see other people bringing ideas into life it is contagious. We were very lucky to meet our friends Sol and Simon who helped and taught us about growing (and many other things).
This year we manage to grew lettuces, tomatoes, carrots, spinaches, potatoes, herbs and flowers. All in a very small scale, but next year we will double it. This way, little by little, I am trying to turn ideas into facts. Do you know something healthier than that?