Gardening can be such a rewarding hobby for you, your family, your neighbours and some friends as well as there is much to benefit from. Aside from being rewarding for your mind and soul, it is also physically rewarding because you actually get to harvest the “fruits of your labor.”
Being able to grow your own food means that you have COMPLETE control over what you are putting into you and your family’s bodies. You get to pick the seeds, the soil and the water that is being used to grow your fruits and veggies. That means completely organic, GMO free, fresh food could be right at your fingertips!
The majority of the produce in your local grocery store has traveled for a long time to get from where it was harvested to your grocery store and then eventually, your kitchen table. Did you know that fresh fruits and vegetables lose many of their nutrients during this traveling process? Not to mention all of the resources that it takes for this food to actually travel to you.
To be able to grow even some of your own fresh fruits and vegetables ensures that you are getting quality, wholesome, nutrient rich food, and you are doing your part for the environment as well.
Now imagine if everyone adopted some of these simple gardening practices, how amazing would that be? This not only brings us one step closer to becoming self-sufficient, but it also will majorly cut down all of the emissions from the big trucks and planes that are transporting this produce. So here are 5 simple gardening projects for people who don’t have a garden!
This is Agenda 21/30. To the casual eye it is nothing more than downsizing and practicality, and yes, in some cases that may be what’s wanted. Fair enough. I’m not saying every move toward tiny housing or closer living is this agenda. But in the overall larger picture, it is becoming a growing trend as this UN agenda kicks in. You owe it to yourself to read up on it. The big picture is that we will all be in the cities (google ‘smart cities’) in high rise and/or stack and pack housing. That is the plan. The Nats have sold off thousands of our state homes with large sections (prime real estate) under somewhat dodgy arrangements (follow Penny Bright’s work on Facebook) then plead ‘there’s no homelessness’ in the land of the free. Now we have the perfect ‘solution’ … tiny houses. In the city of course. Small towns were given the death knell decades ago via decisions at the beehive, not by the people. People who wanted to eat and have a house to live in had to move to where jobs were. The human settlement zones for Agenda 2030 are already there on the US maps in plain sight. The wild conservation zones will not be for us. It isn’t pretty. And of course some will think that this is wild conspiracy & I’d possibly agree if I hadn’t seen the UN plan or listened to those who have stumbled across this in the course of their work (see Rosa Koire’s work at our Agenda 21/30 pages). Another good listen on topic is the late Joan Veon. She doesn’t refer to this as Agenda 21 but she is talking of the same changes, particularly the privatisation of all your public assets. This is why they are all disappearing fast, via public private partnerships. Pensioner flats are going, council land also. You will find more of Joan’s videos on Youtube. She worked with the UN for a number of years and joined some dots with what was happening during the 1990s, the period during which Agenda 21 first appeared. See our Agenda 21/30 pages for more info on that. Hear the whistle blowers on it.
Erica and Stuart Wills should have been living the Kiwi dream. From the expansive deck of their renovated bungalow, they looked out over a 2.5 acre paradise in Kumeu, West Auckland. Chickens and sheep roamed as their young son hurtled around on his mini motorbike.
“It all looked beautiful,” Erica told Newshub. “But we’re sitting there exhausted because we’ve spent all day getting it to look like that. Roundup was our best friend.”
It was clear they needed to downsize – but no one expected them to do it so dramatically. Today, their brand new home is attached to their neighbours’, their backyard has shrunk to 180 square metres, and their view is a line of cookie cutter houses in progressive Hobsonville Point. Erica worried her farm-raised husband would feel claustrophobic. “I thought ‘oh my god he’s going to hate this’,” she said. “But he surprised me.”
The new government wants to see more Kiwis living this way. More compact housing is an obvious solution to Auckland’s housing shortfall, but it also plans to duplicate the model of quality and quantity in Hamilton, Tauranga and Queenstown, particularly targeting first-time buyers.