A town in England has found the secret to peace and goodwill toward men, women, children and even teenagers. All they did was start a town-wide program of vegetable gardens. All sorts of vegetables, herbs, and fruit were planted all over town in pockets of unused public spaces. Anyone and everyone was allowed to harvest the produce and use it for free. Yes, anyone.
Lo and behold, a miracle happened. Peace broke out all over town. Actually everyone seemed to get along better and crime went down. Vandalism decreased and people seemed to be respectful of the growing produce.
After a while home gardens started appearing as people became more interested in growing food. The town’s goal is to become 100% self-sufficient for produce. Other towns in England and all over the world took up the challenge using this town as their model. This was done in a small town, so quite possibly it would not work well in a big city. Still it could work for some towns and could be a benefit to the community in several ways. Might be worth a try.
I have my suspicions that another factor was involved in all this good will that grew in the town. Digging in the dirt is actually good for your mood. There are microscopic organisms in dirt that get into your skin when you are in contact with dirt. They have a wonderful effect of lowering your stress levels. You know how people say they just feel better after digging in the dirt? They are not kidding. Of course there are harmful organisms in soil too, so don’t add any as a desert topping. And hand washing after playing in the dirt (also known as gardening) is still advised.
This time of year it’s a little cold for gardening, but it’s sort of therapeutic to plan next year’s garden. May you have plenty of dirt under your fingernails in the new year and beautiful produce on your table!
Click here for article at NaturalNews.
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