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Starting a garden for the future generation.

Updated on June 28, 2016
Sometimes the answer to end hunger is looking us right in the face.
Sometimes the answer to end hunger is looking us right in the face.

What do I mean by this?

I want you to think about our future generation. And how they will need our guidance to see a better future. I know we see them with all this technology and think. How is this generation off that bad? They will be left with an economy that at the moment isn't as stable as it use to be. What can we do to help our future generations? We feed them. How? By showing them the basics. And one of the basic things we can do today is by putting a tiny little seed in the ground. I'm talking about gardening.

Doing our part.

We can feed more people by doing just a small part. Making a small garden can help put more food back into the world. We are so reliant on the grocery stores and fast food chains to feed us. What happens if those doors close? Where do you go to get your food then? I know growing a garden does take a little extra effort to get made. The kids need to know ways to get food if a harder economy is coming for our future generation of kids. We need to teach the the basics of growing your own food. I would like to think that it would keep more homeless people from starving if they new the basics of growing your own food. I know a garden can only do so much but something is better than nothing when you have no food to eat.

Jonny Apple Seed.

Ever hear of the story of Jonny Apple Seed? The story I remember was a guy named Jonny Apple Seed that planted apple seeds all cross America. The apple trees would grow all along the path he traveled and planted his seeds. Yes they made a cartoon that was exaggerated and all but it makes sense. You can find the wiki info here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Appleseed . All along the country side is what we need to do but with every type of plant. I had a cilantro plant start spreading over the yard once it started going. Nothing better than some fresh cilantro to go with some fajitas! Same goes for onions. Being able to go out in the garden and pulling some nice fresh onions to eat. That with some jalapeƱos right from the garden. The list goes on and on as far as getting some really fresh food out of the garden.

I remember a Ted Talk and the speaker said,"Having a garden is like printing free money."
I remember a Ted Talk and the speaker said,"Having a garden is like printing free money."

Whats in it for me?

I saw a Ted Talk one day and the speaker said ,"Having a garden is like printing free money." He made a very good point! Even small pots to plant your seeds in will do. It doesn't have to be a big plot of land to make a garden. At times tending to a garden can be calming work and rewarding. On top of it all you have to look at the health benefits out of it. Unless your the type that hates any type of fruite and vegetable, but I seriously doubt that if you've read this far. But over all you will be getting food that you know how it was grown. For me I try my best to keep pesticides out of my garden. It's a little more work to not use bug spray. But I would rather have healty natural food that goes into my body. When I had my garden I found that I would have more food than I could eat at times. We would give our food to friends and family helping them out. If we all did a litttle part we would see a big difference in the world.

Final words.

I hope that you consider making a garden this year, even if it's a small one. It all starts with a seed and you will see. I started my garden just out of curiosity and it slowly turned into something more for me. I started to find that it was a natural thing to do. And that the food I grew tasted so much better than the grocery store! I hope you will look towards the next year and plan for a garden and help make the world a better place.

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    • Edgemaster profile imageAUTHOR

      Edgemaster 

      3 years ago from Dallas

      Thumbi7- my children complained at first with doing garden work but still had fun helping in the end.

      Kristen Howe- Thank you for the feedback!

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      Kristen Howe 

      3 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great hub, Edgemaster. I've started my own container patio garden this late spring, which is about to bite the dust real soon. I hope to expand on it next year with new plants. One nitpick--you should move that Wikipedia link over to its own capsule.

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      JR Krishna 

      3 years ago from India

      Yes You are very right. Our children must know the basics of gardening.

      It will be a good learning experience for them if adults involve children in gardening

      As you said, to start with a plant in a small pot will do

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