How to communicate ,partner ,and be PRODUCTIVE along with with Mother Earth.A point of view of S.Florida Organic Urban Farmer
- July 9, 2013
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Summer is on in S.Florida.It is the season of tropical storms and Hurricanes.Also it is the season to garden and grow summer crops like native spinach (calalo), Okra, Watermelon, Eggplants, herbs and much more.
S.Florida is a special place especially for the new comers from Up North.
I have noticed that there are so many myriad discrepancies and miscommunications among garden enthusiasts who try hard to grow their own food but hardly succeed.Trying to explain that the reason is not the green or brown thumb mystery but rather is the lack of COMMUNICATION and UNDERSTANDING the language of NATURE.
Most of us have forgotten the art of gardening because we have disconnected and got separated from NATURE.We live in the comfort zone of A/C,closed artificial MAN MADE electronic circuit triangle of TV-Internet-Cell phone.Simply said we have booked ourselves into an INDOOR CELL way of life and disconnected from the Natural Father /Mother -God /Spirit -Made: Outdoor Cosmic Energy .
So, how do we communicate with NATURE. Simply said: Observation, Silence and Meditation.
The Buddha in us prefers to leave the COMFORT of the palace to meditate under a TREE.The Christ in us chooses the silence of the garden to pray not through the lips but rather the heart.
Nature and Earth are one of a kind master communicator/ teacher .Not only it teaches us how to grow our own FOOD for Body but also it teaches us how to grow our food for thought and RELATIONSHIPS.How?Touch a plant like MIMOSA for instance and observe what it does? Folds its leaves…
Children are best farmers and gardeners.They know how to appreciate touch and they know best how to grow and love and laugh more than us adults. WATCH CHILDREN WHEN THEY TOUCH THE SOIL. THEY ENJOY PLAYING IN THE MUD AND EARTH .THEY ARE GOOD COMMUNICATORS BECAUSE THEY USE THEIR HEART AND THEIR HANDS TO GET IN TOUCH.
THE SECRET TO A GOOD COMMUNICATION IS :PROXIMITY.YOU CHECK WHAT PROXIMITY MEANS AND TRY TO EXPERIMENT WITH A PLANT. GANDHI SAID:IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH A HUMAN,FIRST TRY TO LEARN HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH A PLANT.