Soon there may not be a drop to drink.
Something to think about.
There is definitely something causing problems with the earth and most of this is from man’s industrialization and pollution of air, land and water. We only have one earth and even though yesterday was officially Earth Day, every day should be earth day!
It’s very important that we all be part of the solution instead of the problem and try to consciously refrain from the use of products that harm the environment even if you may have to work a little harder to achieve similar results, like weeding, for instance. You can click on my Green Gardens page for more organic gardening tips.
We had a speaker at my elementary school back in the 1960’s that spoke of all the pollution that was being done at that time and I can only imagine that we are headed towards a point of no return to ever saving this planet one day very soon.
When our bees are gone, so are we.
Even more important than problems with our environment are the problems with the hearts and souls of mankind. There was a reason that religious teachings were so important to any civilized society and we are now finding out why. Even a poorly trained dog is hard to handle but a man who is not told the truth may lose his own soul. I made this video years ago when all the talk of global warming started because I thought there was really more important problems that man faced at this time.
Spring will be here before you know it and I really wanted to speak up on behalf of the birds and the bees. I have a page called green gardens where I gave rather vague information in regards to having an organic garden in a small city yard. I will be moving out of my home this year, due to an expected foreclosure due to being “Po'” for real. I still plan on posting more information on gardening organically this year whether or not I am still doing much of it.
If you have a balcony, patio or an actual yard, the very least you should do is get some flowers planted. You can start early with seeds or just grab a few hardened plants later in spring to plant. Do what you can to provide food for our nearly depleted honey bees and please don’t use herbicides or pesticides in your area. They are not usually needed. Our society thrives on commerce and through the years a number of large corporations have used advertisement in the hopes to convince people how much better their gardens and lives will be with their dangerous products. Products that may give greener, more perfect lawns but at what price? The loss of most of our much-needed honey bees as well as the dangerous Runoff poisoning other wildlife, polluting of our waters and needlessly destroying other vegetation.
Any day now all your hardware stores will begin to stock rows of herbicides and pesticides that most of us really have no need of. Many of us are only too eager to waste money on products that are ruining our environment and the world as a whole with little gained in return. If these products were marketed fairly, not one person would purchase them. Yes most have warnings, but how many read that far down? I remember lawns before these products were invented and they were full of clover, wild violets, dandelions and other ground cover we call weeds. They were beautiful and full of bees as God and nature intended. Someone decided by brainwashing the public to want lawns that only the lords and ladies had in England so as gullible and easily swayed as most of us are, we bought it, literally.
Now we need to break those bad habits and get some exercise weeding instead of spraying. I have lived here 10 years, only used weed and feed once a couple of years after my freshly seeded lawn came in, but made up my mind, never again! I have a metal telescoping weeder that is fantastic because I don’t have to bend down and it grabs and pulls the weeds out easily. I do allow clover and wild violets, but anything else goes because living in a city requires that you keep your property up to code. I will do just what I have to do to conform, but I do refuse to go against my own principles anymore. I never use chemical fertilizer, but fork in humus, manure and compost as needed. As I previously mentioned on my GREEN GARDENS page, be sure your plants and seeds purchased are non-GMO. There is a difference between this and hybrids. Hybrids are fine.
How Green is Your Garden?
I am chemically sensitive and I have been for many years. I know a lot of people that have the same problem and the numbers are growing. Chemicals are big business and the only way this will change is if we stop using those products. Less demand means less production, less money for advertisement to convince you that you need them, hence less pollution. We use chemicals for cleaning, lawn care, health and beauty aids, even in our foods. Now when did granny say, I’ll just add a little more MSG or cottonseed oil when she was cooking dinner? There is simply no legitimate excuse for our dependence on these toxic additives to our foods especially.
I understand that there can be a concern at times about a product’s ingredients becoming stale or unstable without their use, but if foods were received fresh and used as intended, the need for many of the additional additives would subside. Insisting on fresher products may force our governments to allow us to consume products grown or produced in America, which in turn puts more Americans back to work. Most of our products come from other countries and there is a longer time span from production or harvest to market due to all the import, export procedures and regulations. Personally I fear any product that should only last a week, tops, lasting for months on a store shelf
Living green means living fresh and organic, as we were created to live. We were certainly not created to constantly ingest man-made garbage. There is so much talk about finding a cure for cancers, but I have yet to see the people responsible for this quest do anything remotely that will bring this about. We certainly don’t need all the marching for donations, which is big business for some. We need our world leaders and governmental agencies to do the right thing for a change and reduce the world’s pollution that is almost out of control now. I don’t know about global warming, but I do know that toxic chemicals pollute and poison our air, water and earth daily. Soon this may not be reversible. This smog destroys people’s lungs and many inner city children show signs of asthma right away due to their tender membranes and tiny bodies. Some don’t stand a chance. Instead of trying to stop this madness, Doctors give these children more chemicals and toxins in their bodies to try to counteract the symptoms.
Most cancers are caused by irritations and the body’s homeostasis being altered allowing the cancers to grow. I live near numerous factories and since moving here my lungs have become so much worse. I don’t smoke and never go by smokers anymore due to the chronic bronchitis this causes me. Gone are the days of drying laundry outdoors unless you live out in the boonies, and that air is still not really fresh anymore. Our air circulates globally and China is a big polluter next to the U S.
I encourage you to write to your state and federal governments to see what ideas they are coming up with to improve our environment. Please feel free to offer any suggestions to them that you think may help, just keep it “clean.”
Still missing my little baby Raizen, waiting for me to come home after work.
Can’t believe it is already September, and 2012 yet! Didn’t even bother to buy any 2013 Calendars, how about you all?
Was featured again on Instructables. I plan on having much more information on that site in the near future. Food, sewing and crafts. My latest featured was Drawstring purse with cubbies inside to put things in. Again this step by step “how-to” can be found on instructables.com. Hope to have more info soon on Po’ Girl hand made clothing and will let you know when the etsy store opens!