Well I always knew that green was the new black, but I didn’t expect a mainstream current affairs show like 60 minutes to pick up on the fact that the home grown revolution is making a lot of headway in the ‘burbs.
On Sunday, I watch an interesting story presented by Liz Hayes about backyard food production. I thought that it was great. You can catch it here at the Backyard Revolution.
It was a well presented story, and I urge you to watch the video at the link if you missed it. It featured none other than our familiar old mate Peter Cundall of Gardening Australia fame. Everything that this bloke says is true. You can dig up your lawn and feed your family for most of the year. I am testament to that! What they didn’t mention was the other benefits of growing your own food, like reducing food miles, loosing weight, cutting consumption, rejuvenating the soil, the joy of harvesting your own produce, the magic of nature, sustainable organic gardening to name a few.
Maybe we should let the facts of this story settle into the general populations collective mind before approaching a story on Peak Oil, food riots, Catastrophic Climate change. When these stories reach 60 minutes, then I will know that my beliefs have finally reached mainstream thinking.
So, "That’s Your Bloomin’ Lot", as Peter would say!