Kent, WA Recession gardens - Could they be growing in your neighborhood !

Reblogger Julianna Hind
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Are you Gardening in Kent, Washington? Tomatos, Corn, Carrots?...

Some people garden always... for the love of fresh produce, and creating something from the earth that is edible and good for everyone. We are seeing more and more people getting into gardening! And a term is being used once again... "Recession Garden"... it could also fall under the category of GREEN LIVING!

Julianna Hind, Keller Williams Realty

Gardening in Kent, WA

 

Via Laura Gray (RE/MAX Realty Group):

Recession Gardens are back in style again and are becoming popular through out the country. In the last few months I have seen more than one article referencing the phenomenon and its revival throughout our country.  They require hard work and the effort of the community but the pay off is well worth it. Locals are joining together to "clear" vacant lots in their community of trash and debris and then planting vegetable gardens for each one of the members/families that helped to clear the lots.

By pooling their resources of time , manual labor and money the benefits for the many outweigh the benefit to any one member. We all know that seeds , some fresh dirt and fertilizer is not expensive , but what do you do with 142 green bean plants. Why you share them of course ! Recently there was an article on how 19 families joined forces and cleaned up an eyesore in their community in an effort to afford fresher greener produce than their current budgets allow for. recession garden

Should this curriculumn  be required learning for our children in school ?Does this inspire you to contact your local gardening club ? Have you ever wondered about the local co-op and how it can benefit you and your family ? I think these are questions many Americans should be asking themselves considering the current economy.

I walked through a Big Box store the other day and one whole aisle was dedicated to canning supplies. Cases of jars in all sizes and shapes , boxes of lids and rubber seals to match. In the book and media department they had displays set up promoting healthy living , How-to books on canning any many other back to basics ideas. My office is in no way located in the country so this is not a natural idea for our community but it does seem to be catching on. So for those of you that live in a farming community and  can't figure out what the fuss is all about , remember this is all NEW to the urban environment.

For all of our high tech living and network socializing it just goes to show you that getting outside and playing in the dirt with the other children is still just as fun today's as it was all those years ago.It creates a belly to belly bond that creates memories and friends for a lifetime. I am sure that all of the people that worked together to create these "Recession Gardens" are happier and healthier in more ways than they realize and it sure beat surfing the internet on where to buy produce and have it delivered to their home.                                                                         

Original content by Laura Gray

Recession Gardens are back in style again and are becoming popular through out the country. In the last few months I have seen more than one article referencing the phenomenon and its revival throughout our country.  They require hard work and the effort of the community but the pay off is well worth it. Locals are joining together to "clear" vacant lots in their community of trash and debris and then planting vegetable gardens for each one of the members/families that helped to clear the lots.

By pooling their resources of time , manual labor and money the benefits for the many outweigh the benefit to any one member. We all know that seeds , some fresh dirt and fertilizer is not expensive , but what do you do with 142 green bean plants. Why you share them of course ! Recently there was an article on how 19 families joined forces and cleaned up an eyesore in their community in an effort to afford fresher greener produce than their current budgets allow for. recession garden

Should this curriculumn  be required learning for our children in school ?Does this inspire you to contact your local gardening club ? Have you ever wondered about the local co-op and how it can benefit you and your family ? I think these are questions many Americans should be asking themselves considering the current economy.

I walked through a Big Box store the other day and one whole aisle was dedicated to canning supplies. Cases of jars in all sizes and shapes , boxes of lids and rubber seals to match. In the book and media department they had displays set up promoting healthy living , How-to books on canning any many other back to basics ideas. My office is in no way located in the country so this is not a natural idea for our community but it does seem to be catching on. So for those of you that live in a farming community and  can't figure out what the fuss is all about , remember this is all NEW to the urban environment.

For all of our high tech living and network socializing it just goes to show you that getting outside and playing in the dirt with the other children is still just as fun today's as it was all those years ago.It creates a belly to belly bond that creates memories and friends for a lifetime. I am sure that all of the people that worked together to create these "Recession Gardens" are happier and healthier in more ways than they realize and it sure beat surfing the internet on where to buy produce and have it delivered to their home.                                                                         

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