Sharing Your Garden Harvest With Neighbors

Posted on Aug 15 2011 - 2:26am by Mike Lieberman

I was fortunate to have one of the great experiences of growing my own food this past weekend – the experience of sharing the harvest with others.

While on my balcony garden taking care of my mint, I noticed a neighbor across the way harvesting some herbs for their meal. Since my mint container is overflowing, I shouted across the way to ask if he needed any. He came over to get some mint and we bs’d for a few minutes.

Though we have seen each other before, this was the first time that we actually spoke to each other and conversed.

A few hours later, he knocked on my door with some fruit salad that had some of the mint in it. That really brought it all together for me.

I’ve mentioned before that one of the simplest of reasons that we should grow our own food is that because we are human and it’s what we’ve done for hundreds of thousands of years.

Instead of me yapping and talking about it, it was apparent to me that growing your own food does help to bring people together through sharing.

What are some stories that you have about sharing your garden harvests?