How do you do it?
Why do you do it?
As energy and flexibility wanes, my garden has been my delight. I save seeds from one year to the next so the seedlings are like babies, dependent on me for light, water and nourishment with good soil. As spring approaches, I think about what I want to grow. Each stage is fun to plan and complete. Each morning, I greet the day by thanking the plans for their fruitful generosity.
How do you think this fits in the commitment for Caring for Creation?
I believe that somehow, we each must establish a REAL relationship with our plant and animal relatives. Many people find this with bird watching, pets (birds, cats, fish, dogs…). I do this with earth, seeds and plants. They feed me in countless ways through their life span.
Why should others do it?
No should. Follow your bliss. Try a terrace garden if it attracts you. Find your unique way to establish a relationship with Earth.
Acts of Chapter 2013, p6
“We commit ourselves to act with urgency to protect her (Earth’s) stability and integrity and to celebrate her beauty wherever we are.”
Find a garden supply store which is friendly and can offer suggestions for your choice of containers and plants.
Mary Ellen poses a question for you: How can you care about something you don’t have a relationship with?