I have found that on the whole, gardeners are generous people. We share seeds, we share plants, we share advice. We share just about everything (except underwear – because that would be gross… And spouses – because the 60s are over and nobody wants to go back to the 70s anyway). Anyhoo, the point is that you did not see Charles Dickens portraying Ebenezer Scrooge as a gardener – because he was stingy and gardeners are not stingy.
Wait, that is not the point. That is me taking a sharp left at making a point. The point is that you, by virtue of being a gardener are a kind and generous and loving and wonderful and helpful and undemanding and understanding (do you feel buttered up yet?)person. You want to help the world become a better fed, brighter and more green place. You want to share your garden (because you are a gardening saint – like Mother Teresa would have been if she had had time to garden instead of taking care of all those starving kids).
You can do more with your garden. You can change the world, or at the very least, what ends up on the plate of one of your neighbors. In my opinion, that is a really close second.
A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting, Dan Soulsby, the writer behind The Soulsby Farm blog. And he told me about his new non-profit group he was starting called Project Garden Share. Its aim is to take all the ways gardeners are generous and match them with those who would benefit most from that generosity.
If you have a garden, I really encourage you take a look at Project Garden Share and their mission. If you are outside the North East Ohio area, I also encourage you to take a look around. Groups like Project Garden Share are popping up in many cities around the country.
Share your garden… because you are a gardener and that’s just what we do.