Well, it isn’t as early in the week as I had hoped, but I think it’s well suited to follow after a holiday most Americans spend consuming lots of meat.
Ready for an opinionated post? Good, neither am I
Let’s just start with the whammy and get it out of the way, shall we? I am choosing to live a vegan lifestyle. That being said, I am in no way claiming to be an expert in nutrition or even in where food comes from. I also am not a perfect vegan. Sometimes I do cave and have that cheese pizza or eat out with family and not get a salad, it’s hard to be a vegan in America.
So why vegan? Honestly, I stumbled upon research on how food animals are raised and killed, the amount of food it takes to feed that animal and how little human food comes out in the end. It just doesn’t make sense to me. I don’t think our poor planet is capable of keeping up with the demand of a traditional American diet, especially if more than just American’s want to have that kind of diet.
There is one catch to eating a plant based diet in America, you still need to know where the food comes from. We have a lot of fruit and vegetables come from South America. The fuel that takes to transport isn’t much better for poor planet earth. Eating local is important when eating vegan.
That’s why I want to start a garden. To grow some of my own food would be awesome. Not only do I get to play in the dirt, but I can walk outside and pick some fresh food right then. I don’t have to double check labels or look for where it’s from. I also love the idea of knowing how farming works, in a small scale at least. Growth of any kind is fascinating to me, so this is just another awesome kind to watch and explore.
Anyway, this is the back story to Gardens of Growth. The reason behind the series. The reason I’ve started a garden.
I hope you all had a safe Fourth of July! Ruckus and I went paddle boarding! Post up soon 🙂