Another goal for my Sandpit garden is to practice frugality. This entails making the best use of the resources available to me by reusing ,recycling and generally becoming more thrifty.
Both of the above goals tend to force you use your resources and imagination and lead you down the road to becoming more self sufficient. And being self sufficient is the end goal after all.
Way I figure, a lot of valuable gardening knowledge that used to be passed down from generation to generation has been lost in our society today. We take for granted that the store will always be open to buy our food and accept the inflated prices and pesticides used to grow the commercial crops for convenience sake.
So my challenge for 2011 is to opt out. Learn how to and grow your own garden plants and vegetables from seed without using chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Become more self sufficient and regain the lost knowledge that past generations had. Then share your experience with others.
The gauntlet has been thrown down and I double dog dare you to take the 2011 challenge.