When did we forget where our food comes from? When did we stop caring? Before I continue, I am aware that I keep using "WE" and by that I mean People everywhere but mostly "developed" countries.
When I'm @ the YG Market I have the opportunity to interact with so many people every weekend. They say that 1,500-2,000 people visit the market every weekend.
I've heard some of the most crazy, odd and ignorant statements EVER when I'm exposed to so many people from all over the world. One guy was speaking with my neighbor about the organic plants she sells. He said "these are all organic?" and she says Yep. He replies, "Oh I won't plant anything organic." WHAT?!?
Then there was a young girl (probably 20) and I asked her if she grew her own fruits, veggies or herbs. She stated she lived in an apartment. My common answer is "That's okay. You can grow a Basil plant on a balcony or window sill and have fresh basil in about 30 days." She asked "And you can eat it?"
Cue the eye-bulge, jaw-drop animation!
YES!!!! You CAN grow it AND eat it!
I was a very blessed kid growing up. My mom cooked most of our meals during the week and she was a great cook. My Granny taught us how to cook and she grew the BEST tasting tomatoes I have ever eaten. Both of these amazing women were very strong influences in my life.
Every home should have a garden even if it's just a Basil plant. It's time to start learning about where our food comes from and how to grow our own. At the end of the day, all we have is the skills of our hands and the knowledge in our head.