Many people play in dirt for many of reasons. Kids make mud pies, build mud and sand castles, dig for gold etc. For me its a means of healthy survival and empowerment. Much like my grandfather, gardening provides wealth, healing and a since of accomplishment. I never once new a farmer or gardener who was mad at his crops. Garden also allows peaceful meditation and a place for serenity if you are stressed.
Benefits of Gardening?
I use most of my vegetables and fruit for a personal health ailments but gardening has had an economic benefit for my household on groceries. In 2013, I saved $589. In 2014 I saved $438. In 2015 I have saved $503. To create a savings projection I have created a excel spreadsheet and entered the fruits and vegetables that I have grown and harvested. Then I would compare those prices to those in the local stores such as Kroger, Publix and Wal-mart. Regardless of the store, I have had a profit in my home grown foods. Additionally, I do not use any pesticides so my veggies are always safe to eat.
What grown in the Omo Garden?
Carrots, blueberries, tomatoes, squash, eggplants, collards, peppers, grapes, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, onions, corn, green beans, potatoes, basil, peppermint, cantaloupe,