Wild Arkansas

January 1, 2009

Green Resolutions

Filed under: gardening, sustainability — Tags: , — WildArkansas @ 7:03 am



Happy New Year to everyone. Let’s hope 2009 brings peace, enlightenment and wellness to the world around us.

As much as I dislike resolutions and have avoided them in the past few years, this year I’m making a few, only to give myself such an overwhelming sense of guilt if I fail in keeping them, that I’ll pick up wherever I went astray.

So, here are a few resolutions for the New Year. And yes, I want to read yours.

  1. Live a bit more sustainably: bicycle or walk to more local destinations.
  2. Take some kind of community action: thinking about asking the city to help establish a community garden.
  3. Produce enough vegetables in 2009 to provide for three families year-round fresh produce.
  4. Learn how to can vegetables, make jelly and sauces and teach it to someone else.
  5. Start going to the local farmer’s market.

I think that’s enough for now. I’m not going to quit smoking or stop the caffeine (my two biggest vices), but I am doing a small part for the community I live in.

Now, if we could just get everyone to do this…


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