Reconnecting with earth’s gracious produce
With all that’s been making the face of the earth tremor with fear for life, I realized that we need to take a moment to appreciate, admire and utilize the goodness of nature’s gracious produce. So today, myself and mom, we payed a visit to the Organic Veggie Farm, Vimochana, run by Aunty Selvika. It was a joy to pick our own veggies straight off the crops. I’ve never seen more fresh and large vegetables and it turned out to be a real treat and quite an experience. Btw, I had a brief encounter with Turkey Lurkey . DAMN! That guy survived the skyfall. But I’ll save that story for some other time. Plants do not merely grow on soil. They grow on the effort invested by tiring hands and toiling insects . They thrive on the work expended by someone who cares for them. And gardening can be more than just a hobby. It can serve as a form of therapy, a source of produce or even just bring about pure joy. And especially during these times when the island keeps going under intermittent lockdowns, a veggie garden can be a life-saver.Mom and Grandma are avidly interested in veggies & florals , respectively. And I’ve come to enjoy the fresh yield from our spinach patch more than the ones we get at the supermarket. It truly has an acquired taste. Well, enough ‘bout my spinach addiction, tho . I kinda spiraled there a bit. What was I gonna say …Oh yeah! So, I encourage each and everyone of you to get your very own home garden going, that is, if you already haven’t. Trust me … You’d love the output of your labor when you pluck that first or . Also, visit Vimochana. Their services to the society are truly inspiring.