Every morning when I wake up, I always look out of my window and into the garden. I look to see which flowers are blooming, which tree has grown more leaves, and if the deer have eaten all the tulips. For the last few weeks, since ‘isolation’ I’ve found myself looking out and examining my garden, even more, thinking… ‘I need to grow vegetables,” because in my ‘risk management’ thoughts I’m really appreciative that our supermarkets are open with enough food to go around. However, what if this wasn’t the case. I have no clue anymore about how to grow healthy nutritious vegetables apart from planting seeds and hoping for the best! I am certainly not green fingered!
‘Sustainable Food Trust’ founded by Patrick Holden in 2011, whose vision is ‘for food and farming systems which nourish the health of the planet and its people has an article by Adele Jones called, ‘Harmony: A new way of looking at our world’ talks about Prince Charles ideas of Harmony, and how a primary school on the outskirts of London, UK has adopted this concept and is learning to grow their own food and what is involved.
The article has made me wish I was back at school! Learning and creating a small vegetable garden is now on my ‘TO DO’ list! Why not use this time to research and learn new green-fingered skills to improve your own wellbeing and health during this time. My vegetable garden will start with small step goals…investigating on how to make my herb plants thrive on the window sill!!
You can find out more here: https://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/bringing-modern-life-into-harmony-principles/
Oncology Massage and Mindfulness Meditation References
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