Michi713 Posted July 14, 2020 Share Posted July 14, 2020 IDK if it’s because I’m female, but along with the practical aspects of growing food it is important to pay attention to the rhythms of our planet, the moon, and sun. Examples are planting seeds at the new moon, planting according to the equinoxes and solstices, and letting the plants compost in place through the winter. Also prayers of thanks for the the yield and for the opportunity to be a part! Learning permaculture techniques of growing taught how nature often works in cooperation and growing food doesn’t always have to involve struggle with the land. Like in America, for 5,000 years, natives grew the “three sisters”: corn, beans, and squash together in a cluster. The plants each have properties that help each other thrive. Mine are working just as well. There are lessons about life and death revealed in letting things rot and watching life grow out of it. This is my first attempt at growing food and medicinal plants, but I feel a little more human than I did before, and it’s good! 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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