A note from Kitchen Gardens International

This quote is on the Kitchen Garden International website and I love it:

“The industrial eater is, in fact, one who does not know that eating is an agricultural act, who no longer knows or imagines the connections between eating and the land, and who is therefore necessarily passive and uncritical… We still (sometimes) remember that we cannot be free if our minds and voices are controlled by someone else. But we have neglected to understand that we cannot be free if our food and its sources are controlled by someone else. The condition of the passive consumer of food is not a democratic condition. One reason to eat responsibly is to live free.” – Wendell Berry

Since I think Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma is one of the most important books of this century, I am becoming very vocal (BIG surprise, right?) about kitchen gardens, growing what you eat, eat close to home, etc. In fact, the team and I will be creating a Mediterranean Kitchen garden as one of the small plot gardens for the Boise Flower and Garden Show in March.