Monday, January 9, 2012

Manna food garden

Manna food garden by springknitter
Manna food garden, a photo by springknitter on Flickr.

I had my first official meeting for my upcoming year of community gardening today. It was a brainstorming session where excited, talented and creative minds came together. It's exciting. There are so many possibilities and deep systemic issues to tackle. It's a little overwhelming but it's the kind of task that I want to be overwhelmed by.

Back home there are boxes all over my floor. A and I have officially moved into our quaint little downtown house. I don't know where to put anything and I'm feeling a bit cluttered!

As I sit smack in the middle of the mess and reflect back on today's meeting at Manna Food Garden I am actually soothed by the chaos around me. How strange for me! Chaos is never something I handle well. But this is exciting chaos. This is new house, new job, tackle productive issues chaos. I realize that it's better not to have a controlled and planned outcome. There will be more room for growth and opportunity this way.

I am going to be blogging quite a bit about my community garden experiences. Not so much the day to day nitty gritty but more about what I'm learning, the people I'm meeting, as well as how we are doing what we can to lower poverty rates in the panhandle of Florida. Food is life and everyone deserves the best quality of life possible. I'm proud to be a part of a movement that supports peoples' rights to quality living.

And so begins my journey....

BPositive an BThe Change!


1 comment:

  1. I can't believe it's almost spring and time to get started with gardening! I've been thinking about my garden recently too.

    Emika from swap-bot