December 12, 2012

TEDtalks Video: How We Can Eat Our Landscapes.

Source: pixdaus.com via Diana on Pinterest


If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

The critters eating your landscaping know what they’re doing.

Instead of high maintenance grass lawns, how about lush gardens that nourish us? Why not planted pots of veggies in front of every store front? Corn stalks (GMO-free) sprouting outside the police station? Fruit trees outside of the doctor’s office—grab an apple on the way out and call me in the morning.

In this humorous TEDtalk, Pam Warhurst tells the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.

“We’re not doin’ it because we’re bored. We’re doin’ it because we want to start a revolution.”

Ah… The power of small actions.

Like elephant green on facebook.

You must be logged in to post a comment. Create an account.

Read Elephant’s Best Articles of the Week here.
Readers voted with your hearts, comments, views, and shares:
Click here to see which Writers & Issues Won.

Lynn Hasselberger

Lynn Hasselberger is a mom, writer, marketer, and award-winning cat herder who lives in Chicagoland. Sunrises, running, yoga, chocolate, and comedy are just a few of her favorite things. She hopes to make the world a better place, have more fun, re-develop her math skills, and overcome her fear of public speaking. Like her writing? Subscribe to her posts.