Sunday, April 11, 2010
Sharing More Than Just Smiles!
"Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds." -- George Eliot
Here's a great idea that came in from an email today that shares the spirit of growing with others! ENJOY!
"My parents live in a semi-rural area, and are fortunate to have some land to plant a garden. This year, they planted some cucumbers and zucchinis. They grew extremely well so they had an abundance of 'cukes' and 'zukes'. They decided to give the extra produce away. I thought maybe my family could sell the extra food (they certainly could use some extra income themselves), but they wouldn't think of it - sharing the produce is something they've done their whole life. For my parents, giving the food away is part of the fun of growing a garden. My parents took some of the cukes and zukes to some elderly friends they knew in the town, and to a building complex in a really poor part of town, where people rarely can afford to get fresh veggies. Hopefully they made those people's days a little brighter ;)"
Today's Tip: Consider doing the same thing and sharing your produce you are growing with others in your neighborhood or community.