For a class assignment we had to choose from a list of food documentaries and watch two of them, preferably ones we hadn’t seen. I am obsessed with food docs, so I was excited to see some titles I hadn’t seen before. I chose ‘Dirt!’ as one of mine. I was completely inspired. Usually, I just get really p—ed off or want to fight the system after watching a food doc. This time, I was calmed and encouraged into action with because there is truly something I can do, something all of us can do to take back our soil and food industry. And that my friends, is to grow! Grow anything, everywhere!! Even if you live in a tiny apartment in New York City, grow! Take an herb and put it in a pot with some soil, water it and give it some sun now and then. We can all do this, we don’t have to know the nitrogen content of the soil and ph and all of that, we just need to get our hands dirty. Freshly Grown readers are posting their pics this week of what they are growing, many of them do not have the space so they are getting creative. It’s neat! You can find us over on the FB page. Join in, take a quick pic of what you’re growing and post it so we can all see and get ideas!
Talking about action reminds me, there is a march going on all over the globe against the corporate giant, Monsanto, and I urge you to be there! Wherever it is in your city, show up! Be there, march and take a stand against an enormous company who does not have our best interests at heart, nor transparency, nor free will or personal choice and has poisoned America time and time again. It’s time to put an end to this! It’s time to March!
3 things you can do right now to effect change:
1. Get Inspired: Watch the documentary ‘Dirt’
2. Grow Something…anything!
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