first steps into building a sustainable food source

June 29, 2010

Last weekend was certainly out of the ordinary for me. I spent most of it away from the keyboard, walking the Royal Botanic Gardens of Melbourne and doing some gardening for the first time in my life. Yes, I’m building my first vegetable garden.

It was an alien feeling for me and after the first several minutes I felt a slight sense of accomplishment albeit spending only 3 minutes in the garden. I suppose it was a combination of my first steps into building a sustainable food source, building something with my hands (instead of my fingertips hacking away at a keyboard) and being outdoors in the dirt.

A few days after my foray into building my first sustainable food source I watched Jamie Olivers TED talk on the inspiring grassroots movement of changing the way people eat. Jamie is tackling the obesity epidemic head on by educating children about the fundamentals on nutritional foods and practical cooking skills whilst challenging Corporate America to change the culture of junk food.

The talk lives at http://www.ted.com/talks/jamie_oliver.html. Find more information on the movement here and here

"I wish for your help to create a strong, sustainable movement to educate every 
child about food, inspire families to cook again and empower people everywhere
 to fight obesity.”

- Jamie Oliver

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