Monday, July 25, 2011

Trespassing ~

I'm not sure additional words should accompany this image, for the point is made loud and clear.  Although, when I stop to think about it, too few people are actually getting the point.  We need to wake up and restore sustainable, organic land practices to the Earth ~ the soil, the dirt, the very thing we are made of, we live from, we return to.  Is it that hard to do?  Or will the greedy forces of humanity continue to reign supreme when it comes to the use of chemicals, pesticides, genetically engineered seeds, and unethical 'farming' practices?  

I love this planet I call home, the dirt beneath my feet, the food that maintains and keeps my body healthy and alive, the water I drink, the air I breathe, the stunning vista visions which surround me, and I refuse to just accept the common food/farm/agriculture practices of today's society.  Instead of feeling overwhelmed and defeated by what I consider a personal trespassing upon me and my family, I choose to continue to educate myself and make a difference in every way I can. Obviously, I do not have millions of dollars to fight the aggressive conglomerates {aka chemical trespassers}, but I do believe there is power in numbers; people who wish to go back to the days when organic didn't seem to carry the weight of 'privileged and wealthy' but rather as it has always  meant to be ~ simple, pure, healthy living for all mankind.  

[Reverie-Daydream Image]


  1. Couldn't agree more. This is why I've been growing lettuce, baby spinach, basil, parsley, cucumber, tomatoes, and hopefully more veggies and fruits in the future, in my own garden.

  2. Totally agree.

    The damage that pesticides and herbicides do to our health may not be seen fully, but its already starting. I'm on a small family run farm and whilst we're not organic (yet!) we use holistic soil practices to prevent weeds and pests and our pasture and grass fed cattle prove that it works.

    I'm extremely worried about GM crops (genetically modified) - I'm horrified to think we may already be consuming some of these without knowing! Totally being pushed by big business who also owns the sprays that you have to use on these GM crops its a big disaster waiting to happen.

    We really have to stand up and have our say - the louder the better!

  3. Such a great sign. I know we are so spoiled in Northern California to have great access to clean food and communities of like-minded people. It's easy to forget that so many people are just not worried about this stuff. It's sad and scary. Keep doing what you are doing, Mel. One person at a time is still one person making a difference.

  4. I'm with you! I have been growing a few things on my own, but buying organic is not a luxury but a necessity for me and my family. Wonderful post! xxoo :)

  5. This image is amazing as are your words. It always shocks me when someone asks me "what's GMO?"

  6. You're definitely not alone -- I'm standing right there beside you. That said, I learned that a farm can be called "organic" and still use some types of pesticides. Is that not insane? I think it's time we call for a new sort of branding, one that doesn't require farmers to pay enormous fees to be certified. What that could be though, I don't know.

  7. Amen to that!

    You would be so proud if you could see what I buy at the grocery store now and what I serve at the family dinner table. Each day, I take a step closer to feeding my family healthier food and a step closer to learning more about healthy living.

    It is sad that organic foods seem unobtainable-a shame that in the U.S.A the majority of foods offered in grocery stores are dangerous for us to consume and of poor quality.


  8. Well put darling!

  9. I couldn't agree more! I fear the food from grocery stores and am so thankful for farmer's markets.

  10. I just saw your tweet that you lose subscribers when posting about environment issues. I can't think why, I really can't. Your point here makes so much sense.

  11. kudos to you for posting this. I agree 100%

  12. All for organic!!
    I have been growing my own vegetables organically for 3 summers now and let me tell you how wonderful it feels to grow. pick. cook or just eat all that yumminess! The flavor is off the charts good!

    Now I am looking into having a few chickens for fresh eggs!! but my village is in dispute about raising chickens. Some people are actually saying "having chickens is something you do in the country" ok, how moronic is that? we live in a village! Not in the middle of New York City.


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