On another subject, Happy Belated Earth Day! (yesterday) What did you do to celebrate/observe the occasion? I added some French Breakfast Radish seeds to my garden. I didn't realize they have radishes for breakfast in France, but why not? I have sauteed collard greens for breakfast sometimes! When I was away with my girls last weekend, my husband surprised me by creating a raised bed vegetable patch, complete with a little fence to keep some of the critters out (what a sweet guy!). Adding to the garden seemed to be the perfect way to spend a chunk of my day yesterday as I thought about ways each of us can honor and protect the Earth -- our amazing home! Besides the radishes, I have heirloom tomatoes, chinese long beans, crookneck squash, japanese eggplant, cucumbers, arugula, basil, dill, marjoram, thyme and cilantro. In listing these, I am now realizing my selections have a bit of a global theme -- elements from China, Japan, France -- perfect for Earth Day!
By growing my own, I will not be contributing to the depletion of the Ozone by needing trucks and airplanes to bring me my veggies. I will also be adding a very small amount of fresh oxygen to our atmosphere as a byproduct of photosynthesis from my little green plants. But, closer to home, I will be reaping the benefits of a more nutrient-dense harvest, since consumption of the goodies will occur a matter of minutes after separation from the earth. My Vegan body will put all these delicious vegetables to good use, but I look forward to sharing the bounty with family and friends as well. What a blessing! Have a wonderful day!