Vegans of Color

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Truly Living Well Natural Urban Farms April 24, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — supernovadiva @ 4:39 am

The gardening movement is one that’s close to my heart. This is how you get food to the people. How can you talk about good nutrition, organics and veganism without available food? A friend of mine is growing food in her yard to give to the elderly near her for example. I grew up able to pick produce out of neighbor’s yards. I was happy to pick pears with my daughter from my next door neighbor’s yard. I’ve been having my hands in the dirt myself hoping to provide fresh produce for my home and other family members. One of the things that stood out for me in this video is the lady in reference to the produce “It actually tastes like something.” I’ve heard this before from people who do not like vegetables. Their tongues aren’t dead, the food is. I’ve bought produce from the grocery store before that looked good, but was a watery, tasteless mess. A couple of reasons are they’ve been shipped long distances and are provided out of season.

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10 Responses to “Truly Living Well Natural Urban Farms”

  1. meridith Says:

    Inspiration for planting my own little garden. Thank you for sharing!

    • anytime. i need the inspiration too. i’ve watched this video over and over. my back yard is a weed farm, but i’m toiling on, keeping the vision. i did plant some herbs, jalepeno, okra, chard, lemongrass and (potted)blood oranges in the front though. oh there’s a baby fig tree in the back all lonely, but it won’t be for long lol.

  2. therevolutionsimplified Says:

    Wow! This is so inspiring, thanks for sharing. Tomatoes especially just taste like an entirely different fruit when you just pick them off and eat them.

  3. Meilani Says:

    This is great. I don’t have room yet for growing things but I have made a commitment to begin going to farmer’s markets. I went last week and discovered a new ingredient! The flavor difference is really astounding.

    • that’s what’s up! i’m doing the same thing. everything tastes so vibrant. can i ask what the new ingredient is? mine is the hot, spicy oregano i bought at the farmer’s market and put in my yard. it is the business!

  4. kevin Says:

    thanks for sharing the work of truly living well with everyone. i miss this place, i just worked there last summer and it was amazing!!

  5. Alicia Says:

    Just wanted to beam with pride. This is my CSA and I love it! They also offer a lot of amazing services like helping you set-up your own garden (which is really helpful for folks like me who have only done container gardening thus far).

  6. [...] back on this experience, I am reminded of a post I saw at Vegans of Color which I will quote here: One of the things that stood out for me in this [...]


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