Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Feel Good News

It's Friday, and in my books, that means it's time to feel good. Let's set aside the doom-and-gloom stories for a moment and focus on some good news!


Today I have a fun and happy video for you. See what residents in post-Katrina New Orleans are growing! The soundtrack features a brass band that one of the urban farmers plays in - you may want to turn down the volume, it's a little loud at the beginning when the trumpeter starts up!

The Perennial Plate Episode 57: Lord, Lord, Lord from Daniel Klein on Vimeo.

I just love some of the great truths about gardening that come through loud and clear with this video: spending time in a garden makes you happier and healthier; it's something you can do without needing to first acquire a highly specialized set of skills or a large sum of money; and the self-sufficiency that arises out of growing your own food is good not only for the wallet but also for the feeling of accomplishment.

Just imagine if all 66,000 vacant lots in New Orleans were turned into productive gardens!

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