Start a Garden of Plenty
Growing some of your own food has been one of the most rewarding aspects of our efforts to slow down and build more meaningful patterns of consumption. Fresher fruits and vegetables are more nutritious and tasty, and it doesn’t get any fresher than plucking a tomato off the vine and taking a bite. Ever since we started growing vegetables, our children have grown to love eating them. They roam the garden all summer creating impromptu feasts of carrots, berries, and beans, gobbling them up with glee.
Along with serving many practical purposes, gardening has become a spiritual discipline. Following the seasons and paying attention to the Creation has helped better connect us to the Creator.