What Lexington Needs: Community Gardening for the Common Health of Kentucky

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Ace March 2007
BY JIM EMBRY

What Lexington Needs: Community Gardens for the CommonHEALTH of Kentucky

Taking responsibility for growing our own food and medicine in our own neighborhood is the easiest and most effective way of guaranteeing our own health and that of our particular patch of biosphere.
Community gardening involves people learning how to live and work together for the common health and can serve as both a catalyst and a framework for reinventing ourselves and reestablishing our sacred connection with the earth community.
Community gardening literally roots us in a common Truth, a Truth
born of Nature, a Truth born of Interconnectedness. Perhaps this observation was what prompted Thomas Jefferson, in the autumn of his years, to observe, “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, no culture comparable to that of the garden, and though an old man I am but a young gardener.” ■
by Jim Embry, ACE Weekly March 2007



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