Changing the Focus to the Importance of Growing Your Own Food

Posted on Aug 6 2010 - 3:42am by Mike Lieberman

I am going away on vacation and this will be my last post until August 30, 2010. Please do your best to get by without me.

I have been thinking about changing the focus of this blog to include more about the importance of growing your own food.

For the past year plus this blog has been about growing your own food and how to do so, which it still will include. I want to write and discuss more about the importance of growing our own food, what’s involved in it, the growing, harvesting, sharing, preparing and still focus on the how to part as well.

I’ll cut back on this site as a journal for exactly what I’m doing and only mention the cool things (which will be difficult since everything that I do is so cool) and projects.

This will help to expand the site to give reasons why it’s important to grow your own food and how you can grow your own food. One plant. That’s all you need to grow to make that difference.

Hit me up with your thoughts on this direction. If you likes. No likes. Would like to see other topics. The same. Lemme know your thoughts, and I’ll get at it when I gets back.

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14 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Meemsnyc August 7, 2010 at 6:33 pm -

    Have a fun vacation!

  2. Mike Lieberman August 7, 2010 at 6:59 pm -

    Thank you. Most definitely will.

  3. lagreca August 7, 2010 at 10:56 pm -

    The change sounds great to me. Have fun on vacation. Hear from you when you return.

  4. Mike Lieberman August 9, 2010 at 12:09 am -

    Thank you.

  5. Fern @ Life on the Balcony August 9, 2010 at 4:52 am -

    (which will be difficult since everything that I do is so cool)

    You're so modest. 😛

  6. Mike Lieberman August 9, 2010 at 2:14 pm -

    Hahahahha. Very.

  7. Undercovernerds August 9, 2010 at 5:17 pm -

    Hmm… I'll miss seeing what you're up to. I know how important it is to grow food…that's why I read your blog. I'm doing the same thing myself, and it's nice to see what someone else is doing. I'd love if you still included your own projects, since I'll likely just skip over the “preaching to the choir” 😉

    Just my two cents 🙂

  8. Mike Lieberman August 10, 2010 at 12:11 am -

    I hear ya man. It'll be a mix. Will take a while to find the balance. Appreciate your two cents.

  9. Jasonpalenske August 10, 2010 at 2:36 pm -

    I say go for it man, maybe it will help other people get in gear too.

  10. Mike Lieberman August 10, 2010 at 4:04 pm -

    That's what I'm hopin for. I don't think there is a place that talks about the two together. There are places that talk about the importance of food and ones that talk about growing food, but not in one spot…

  11. Mary C. August 17, 2010 at 4:38 pm -

    Dude it's your blog you can do whatever you want!

    That said, it would be very interesting to see more on the importance WHY you should grow your own food vs. HOW to do it. There's a zillion blogs on the later, not so many on the WHY.

  12. Mike Lieberman August 27, 2010 at 1:13 am -

    My thoughts exactly. That's why I wanna find and do a blend of both of them.

  13. Along1000m September 10, 2010 at 8:27 am -

    I'm game for your refocusing. Growing food for my family really hit home when I came back to S. Ark after years of easily accessible, moderately priced organic food to the sticker-shocking $1.79 red bell pepper. There's no question why obesity & some many accompanying diseases are so rampant here regionally. But my answer to this nonsense is to grow my own. And, I'm just beginning. I've got my family eating mung bean sprouts-beet leaf-red leaf lettuce salad regularly. Took a minute, but my campaign's working slowly.

    I think you'll now reach a whole new demographic. It's good. Bring it on Mike…the discussion from an resourceful urban dweller's perspective is direly needed. People simply can't afford to NOT take charge of their own health. And, knowing that there're workable alternatives to the mostly 'filler' being pushed in these grocery stores is powerful.

  14. Mike Lieberman September 10, 2010 at 3:31 pm -

    Thanks. Sounds like you've got it down pretty well so far. It takes showing people how easy it can be to grow some of your own and educating them on where their food is coming from. Keep making the difference that you're making.

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