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My Organic Garden has played a major in my life. Many of you know how I am very passionate about organic farming and food growing. My family has had organic gardens for well over 40 years. Gardening is an excellent way to de-stress after a long hectic and busy day. It also helps in getting one’s self reconnected with the earth. Overall, it has a deep calming effect on one’s soul and well-being.
My family and I have been very grateful for growing many incredible fruits and vegetables. Below you will see the 13 lbs. organic beet that I picked today. We have experienced many miracles in our gardens.
It’s seems that my organic garden is very popular. Especially with the local residents, Larry The Squirrel and his four buddies love to raid our garden.
Let’s take a look at the origins of organic gardening in this county and how it has played a major part in America’s history. Our Founding Fathers considered themselves first and foremost famers before being politicians. It was only the conditions they faced as subjects of the British Crown that caused them to change in order to seek colonial freedom. They were self-reliant and lived off the earth. They understood the basic principles of life, living and the pursuit of happiness, which today seem almost non-existent. In today’s technological age, many have lost and forgotten what these great men stood for, fought for and in some instances died for.
Andrea Wulf spoke about this in a recent article in The Los Angeles Times and goes into further detail her recent book entitled “Founding Gardeners – The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation.” She spoke of how the influence of gardening and farming helped to craft the images used by The Founding Fathers to bring about understanding and development of this nation. It continues to be an amazing process, one that we are all part of today.
I am very grateful to Steven Nahabedian and his company Fired Up Tiles (click to see his website) for providing us with all of the awesome themed tiles that you see in my garden. Many of you are probably familiar with Fired Up Tiles as he is carried in a majority of health food stores and Whole Foods across America.
Many of the tiles represent a variety of themes, religions and beliefs. In my garden, they are all united in peace, harmony and life giving presence. These tiles also add a sense of style, fashion and practicality to my garden. They illuminate and provide a vibrant energy to the area and allow me to find my way. In essence, they provide a pathway to organic love.
Take a look below at the beautiful fruits and veggies that we picked today from My Organic Garden!