Sunday, June 6, 2010

Todmorden.... I can't help but want to plant up my own town too, after watching this....

 

These people have inspired me to send in my application to be the volunteer gardener for the Cygnet library. It has been sitting on my desk for weeks while I lose interest in taking on what could be a totally boring and depressing little project..... I had planned to turn it into a food garden. I so wanted to show them the beauty of herbs and vegetables and be there, to talk to library goers as they walk past me in the little strip of heaven I imagined.... but somehow I lost interest when more exciting things came up. However, I am going to do it now, thanks to Todmorden and the bloke towards the end who is so enjoying growing food wherever he feels like it!

While others have meetings and make plans I am going to quietly get on and do it. This is my way. I hate meetings and committees and rules. I just like to do stuff and inspire others to follow by the doing, and let it lead where it will.

Now I have put it on the blog I will have to do it because I know somewhere out there, some time in the future, someone will say "Hey Kate! What's happening with that whole library garden thing?" And it would be very embarrassing to have to admit I had chickened out, wouldn't it......

5 comments:

Kymimom said...

This has inspired me to follow up on the plans I've had to approach my city with the idea of a community garden to feed the homeless.After seeing this I think they may go for it. Thanks for the reminder and encouragement.

Kate said...

And, Kymimom, your comment has inspired me to keep writing and offering my ideas, and those of others, to everyone who comes by.

Ewa said...

This is great idea of reminding people where from food is coming and teach kids how vegetables grow.

Penelope said...

I always marvel at how much fruit goes to waste in most towns/cities. Apples, crabapples, chokecherries, plums, etc., litter the streets in the fall, while people continue to purchase fruit in grocery stores. A Chinese graduate student here was appalled. It just would NOT happen in China, she said.

Kymimom said...

Kate I'm adding this to my little gardening biz website, spreading your words :)