Humans Who Grow Food (@humanswhogrowfood)
Meet Serina @you.cant.eat.the.grass from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada 🇨🇦 “The day we ripped out our front lawn, everyone asked what we were doing, and our answer was "you can't eat the grass." I had always been interested in free food, and my first introduction to harvesting organic produce was foraging, following along behind my father as we picked mushrooms in the forest and he pointed out what could be eaten. And to this day, I can walk down any street and see that I am surrounded by food, just not the tastiest options! Which is why we choose to grow our favorites in our home garden.
We pick our veggies for the best productivity, disease resistance, and flavor, not their looks. We have narrowed in what we grow to suit the recipes we enjoy and to suit our preferred gardening style - lazy.
When you are a lazy gardener, it only makes sense to grow organically. Who has time to try and fight the bugs? And fertilizing schedules? It's just so much easier to work with nature, and we try and apply permaculture ideas to achieve that. We might not have the most productive garden, but spending just an hour a day has us drowning in delicious fresh food, that we preserve to provide us with most of our vegetables year round.
We believe the world as it currently is, is unsustainable, and are therefore trying to find a better way to live. Our garden is a huge part of that. We will never be a self reliant off grid homestead, but we want to see how far we can push ourselves. We think remaining urban is important, as most people live in city centers, and if we run to the hills, our voice asking for better solutions won't be heard. There is strength in community.
We believe that every plant makes a difference, and if we could encourage everyone to just grow something, that change can snowball into a better future. Gardening brings so much joy to our whole family. If you don't know the magic of turning a seed, sun, soil, and water, into something delicious, then you are missing out on one of the most basic human experiences, and I highly recommend 2018 to be your year to go further as well.”