...just had a show on this place in CT called the Dennison Nature center where they have 45 acres of gardens and they grow food for the poor using 100% volunteers. Twice a week a box truck backs up and they load it up with food for the poor. Within five hours that organic food has reached it's destination.
He said it was disgusting how the food industry puts fabricated expiration dates on everything so the stores have to dump perfectly great food and buy more from them. He said between lazy Americans and the food industry, we toss 50% of all grown food in our country today, and that in CT, there is the highest and most disproportionate inequality between the rich and the poor. Rich go to the Gym at night and the poor wish, hope, and prey for their next meal. Interesting guy to listen to- he focuses on soil health and organic soil supplements. He also said that if you have healthy soil, you have healthy plants that are less likely to be attacked by insects and disease, a point I would spar with him on.
But, his show got me thinking about my garden next year. Get ready to be bombarded by me with gardening concepts to consider with your own garden. If you do not yet have one, come see us and we will get you started.
ps- My Christmas presents to people this year are hot sauce from my garden (HUGE HIT), and home grown potatoes! Means a lot more to people than a blue tie or a USED red "Make America Great Again" hat.
David Benjamin- horticulture degree North Carolina State University graduated 1983, has worked at the nursery since 1976. Somewhat tired of eating grocery store food.