Friday, April 20, 2012
After reading the first two chapters in "In the Presence of Fear", it has made me think a lot about the community and how it has changed. I have decided to write about gardening and growing plants at home. Many people have stopped growing gardens and are buying more food and processed foods now than ever. There are many problems concerning the declining of gardens which include health, skills, and the environment. It is easy to say that if someone gardens they are more likely to eat healthier. This is because they have fresh fruit and vegetables growing right in their backyard. This cuts down on the processed and instant foods that they buy and eat. A second reason why gardening is beneficial is because it provides skills. The more you garden the more you learn, such as healthy lifestyles and a sense of responsibility. While i was in elementary school we would raise plants in our classrooms for fundraisers and it taught us responsibility, and made us in charge of making sure they were taken care of every day. The final argument for gardens is the environment. Along with making healthier choices, it inevitably cuts down on pollution because there is less processed and boxed foods being made. Which saves on packaging and the air given off from the companies. These are just a few arguments on why gardening is good and why the practice should not be lost.