Kitchen Garden Guides

Friday, June 15, 2012

From darkness….. light


garden of hope

From Roger Doiron at Kitchen Gardeners International….. gardeners helping gardeners

For gardeners in wealthy countries, it's easy to take for granted the psychological benefits that a garden can offer.  In springing from the ground, gardens offer a living metaphor for rebirth and a fresh start.  It was for this reason that KGI was so happy to be able to fund the Garden of Hope project in Goa, India.  Rather than tell this uplifting story in words, we'll leave it to the presentation to tell it in pictures.

Please watch the slide presentation, share it and help Sow it Forward….. it might just change your day….. and it could change someone else’s life.


africanaussie said...

Great information Kate - I will re-post it on my blog. I credit KGI with starting me on this blogging journey I am on!

Deborah Cantrill said...

Hi Kate,
Just been catching up with your blog as its raining again and I've just finished another basket!
About time we had a new meaning for the boring replacing product A with ptoduct 'organic' Deep organic may be the way to go but don't forget the biodynamic method is all that and more. 'Agriculture' the book that forms the basics of biodynamic agriculture is basically about nutrition. Rudolf Steiner mentions how the food of today (1924) does not sustain our thoughts so imagine how bad it must be by now!
The other main point is that biodynamic methods came out of the failure of organic agriculture.The farmers using organic method noticed a decline in both crop and animal health and approached Rudolf Steiner to help them .... so the biodynamic method was born.
I'll get down off my soap box now and go check the home fires and bring in some wood.
cheers Deb

Pattie Baker said...

Kate: My favorite line in that presentation was "soon the beautification that started in the garden spread."

Thanks for sharing it--and for spreading such beauty from your heart.