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7 July 2007

Staying Green

Posted by Chef Paul under: Information; Photo Post .

sweet-pea-shooters-w-chipotle-cream.jpgIt’s in the news, a worldwide set of concerts to bring awareness to the masses, Al Gore’s Live Earth Concert…I may have been thinking a little differently. As a boy, at the end of a hard day of playing my mother had me take a shower to clean up for dinner. The water that ran off me in the shower then was brown from all the dirt and sand I picked up along the way. Today, the water runs GREEN! An amazingly vivid green from all the chlorophyl stained pores on my skin. My playground these days is my two Organic Gardens with over 24 different tomatoes, 10 different herbs, 7 varieties of peppers, 6 different squashes, 4 pumpkins, 3 berries, gourds, greens, edible flowers, and even a few varieties of weeds. Spending time in my gardens gives me lots of one on one time with GREEN. It is a noble effort in a good direction to stay connected with the growing of food. Additional attention towards composting, recycling, buying local food products, from local growers, farmers markets, carpooling, and using less electricity is a healthy plan for helping mother earth. An effort in the right direction is all any of us can ask. Each of us does our part and daily we become more aware of how our actions, our purchases, our usage of resources effects the world around us.

When I leave the gardens and hit the showers, I love being GREEN!

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