“Gardening is a Subversive Act”

So y’all may have noticed that I haven’t exactly been on a writing binge lately, which will likely be explained in the post coming up next.  But in the meantime, I wanted to share this great video with you.  It’s a talk with Roger Doiron, who’s the founding director of Kitchen Gardeners International, which is a network of folks “taking a hands-on approach to re-localizing the global food supply.”

In it, he talks about the importance that our very own back (or front!) yard kitchen gardens can have in creating positive change for our modern agricultural wasteland.  (Side note: He’s the guy that successfully petitioned to have a veggie garden replanted at the White House.)  The talk is funny, it’s clever, motivating, and it makes some really important points.  So, I invite you to enjoy it, and then grab those seed catalogues, some graph paper, and start planning your garden for next spring! 🙂

* While the embedded video is from Youtube, full credit should to go TED.com for sponsoring such a consistently incredible array of inspiring, thought-provoking speakers on all manner of topics.  You can see more awesome talks at their website.


About Ashley in Open Lotus Garden

Organic and biodynamic gardener, writer/editor, lover of nature, animals, and the world.
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