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Intergenerational gardening transcends culture, or religions, or nationalities

Updated on February 28, 2012
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Degrees: 1) Oakland U., 2) Michigan State U (College of Human Medicine), 3) George Washington U. (Medicine), Vanderbilt U. (Divinity School)

Gardening increases a friendship shared


Older persons teaching the younger one's to farm

Inter-generation gardening or farming has to do with older people teaching younger ones to raise gardens in order to insure that quality foods are always available, especially to inter-city people who do not have their own farmlands in the country sides. There is a movement that is taking place in many cities though out the lands of the world, not only in the United States of America, but in all industrial cities where "space" is available, even in the large or great cities of the world, to grow a portion of one's own food supply. Many countries, out of necessity, are far ahead of the U.S.A. in the production of their own foods in the cities. And this concept, of an inter-generational approach to teaching young people how to grow foods, is a standard of excellence in these places.

I am not using this Hub (that is, this article) to teach people how to farm. There are wonderful sources of information on doing intercity gardening, that urban gardening. There are a number of excellent magazines that are published to help city-dweller in their efforts to garden. One's city library contains excellent books also. There are urban garden clubs available in every city, nearly, and if your city or town does not have a gardening club or other organization to help you with your needs to learn, form a gardening club or organization yourself. Do it now, Spring is Coming, soon!

Start getting your seeds ready, now. Order them through the mail, or over thinternet. Now!

Believe me. I want to help you. I will attempt to write a few hubs on gardening techniques before spring comes full blown. Also, check to see what hubs you can find already written on gardening. I bet there are a lot of them. If not, do some research. Learn yourself. And write something about what you have learned. Don't use fear about not being able to write good English, to stop you from writing about what you know and sharing with people. Just write. Do the best that you can. Who cares if we are not perfect. I am not perfect, but I still try, as best as I can.

Now is the time to think about what you want to raise. Get some boxes ready, or pots, to raise tomatoes in. I had a relative, named Mother Sallie Lee, who live in Memphis, Tennessee. She grew vegetables all around her house in Memphis. She had tomatoes, beans, peppers, squash, cutes, corn. You name it, she had it. She fed street people, that is homeless people, in addition to feeding 10s of family members, out of her garden. One does not have to have a huge garden in order to reap a lots of foods. You will be surprised at how many tomatoes you can harvest off of 4 to 10 plants. By the way, you may want to purchase your tomatoes as "slips," that is "little tomato plants" in pots, instead of trying to grow them yourself, that is, unless you really want to do the work of using green housing techniques. You can grow tomato plants in you home with light available through the windows if you want to. You can do it. As a matter of fact, if you are short of cash, on a budget, you may want to try to grow your own little tomato plants inside your home, and then transplant them to outside of the house when the last frost passes, in your location.

Okay, I have to stop. Good luck getting ready for gardening this spring. As you go, Peace.

Regards, Dr. Haddox


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    • Michele Travis profile image

      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      This is a great hub! I live in the suburbs, and have a garden in my backyard. I also can the vegetables that grow. They last a long time. We have started strawberries. What you have written in this hub, really does work well. I hope more people read it.