Gardening- I sadly must say I don’t think many people know the importance of it. If you eat meat, the animals had to eat grass, which may have been planted for them- planting is a major part of gardening, even if it isn’t done in rows. Although, I know, a seeded lawn is not necessarily classified as a garden. But beyond that, they probably ate grain- definitely cultivated!
When you eat any vegetable or fruit, that was cultivated. We can’t live without food. We can’t live without gardens. THAT part is rather simple. So why not grow stuff for ourselves to live?
If you believe in the Bible, (which if you don’t, I implore you to look into it.) you know Adam and Eve ate/tended herbs – they LIVED in a garden! Genesis 1:11, 29 & 30. Interesting thoughts about the creation HERE.
You have probably driven by a field of corn-likely gmo, if it was recently (We’ll get to that soon)- and I suppose you have seen gardens with perfect rows, beautiful bare dirt, no weeds, so picturesque…..UH…WHO HAS THAT TIME?!
I introduce you to Eden gardening- there are different aspects of it, but it boils down to growing our food simply, like Adam and Eve. But notice I said GROWING OUR FOOD. I think we should all grow a substantial part of our own food, or all of it. Maybe even sell excess of it! Deuteronomy 15:6 & 28:12.
One point is organics and GMO’s. When a food is organic, it hasn’t been sprayed with anything like the regular pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, although maybe with an ORGANIC substance, an easy example being vinegar as an organic pesticide. I say, “If it kills the plant’s pests, it’ll kill the plant’s other eater-YOU!!” GMO’S- Genetically Modified Organisms- is where you modify a plant’s genes. Simple! Or not… This is where the scientists in the lab will, for example, figure out how to make a tomato last longer at market by putting fish genes into it, Voila! $$$! Make note: Organic produce and plants are Non-GMO, but Non-GMO produce/plants are not necessarily organic!
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I promised ya’ll a post about gardening and living in the country. Here is Pt. 1 of gardening! But City/ Country talk will have to wait: I got a comment from someone on “How fast are you vs. the Bible?”, and will make a post on that next, in answer to the poster’s comment.
About the title: Dirt is alive with microbes, many of them good. Dirt is awesome! Dirt -earth- is not necessarily dirty. It’s HEALTHY!