Thanks you so much beautiful Kelly for your patience !
….I’ve been struggling to write a decent business plan of late, so whilst watering this morning, I came up with a brain dump of why all this important to me….
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO……
Short answer – because I’m curious.
I want to see how seeds grow, what happens in the light, I love the play of water on the garden.
I don’t want to create more waste to be a problem and I like to know how (at least part) of my meal is grown.
I want to be outdoors and not too far from home.
I love seeing how soil comes to life when you feed it properly, when you get the layers of mulching right and the garden helps do your job. When opening a bed, there are so many worms partying and their little bodies glisten metallic shades in the sunlight.
I love it when it’s quiet enough to actually hear the bees and the winged life early in the morning.
I love being able to harvest something I’ve helped to grow, sharing with people in our local area & knowing that local businesses love supporting our adventure.
Having food in your lunch box knowing that it’s come from only meters away is pretty cool.
I’m in awe of all the amazing people I been fortunate enough to meet, being so generous with their time and skills and experiences helping me on the journey to growing food.
I love the passion these people have, it’s not just an occupation, it’s a way of being.
I love that I don’t have to dress up to go to work, it’s more about being sun smart and protecting yourself from the elements.
(Sometimes I start work in my pajamas and that’s ok)
It’s really cute hosting morning tea, feeding those volunteering with us, being able to reciprocate a little nourishment.
My respect for the humble salad has grown exponentially – what goes into a mix isn’t just leaves; it’s a whole kaleidoscope of energy and resources and people power. None of this matters if you don’t feed the soil and look after the lifeforce which make this possible.
It’s really awesome when work is pretty much equal parts play and productivity. How awesome when you can encourage people to play with their food, play outside and there’s a little incidental learning along the way.