Summer is finally here, and one of my favourite things to do in the warm weather is gardening!
The thing I find most special about gardening is creating something out of the earth we live on. It’s more than just a hobby. It’s connecting with the world around us that we call home, and connecting with it in a way that brings joy and nourishment to everyone. It’s a win-win situation!
I got into gardening after hearing the story of Ron Finley. In 2010, he planted some vegetables on a parkway. Unfortunately, he was asked to take the garden down by the City of Los Angeles. He took a break from gardening, but then came back with the proper resources and support from the community to fight for his vision.
He believed that everyone should know how to feed themselves so we aren’t so dependent on a system that’s all about profit. Ron was able to inspire significant changes to the laws that would allow people to grow food on parkways. He now has a Masterclass about gardening and has inspired many people to create their very own gardens. You can read more about him on his website, ronfinley.com.
This story is so dear to me because it is what ultimately inspired me to create my very own garden. Through my garden I find peace, fulfillment, and health! There’s no denying that making your own garden is more dependable, so if you have the means, I say why not?
With the help of Angela (you can find her on Instagram @angelasorganicgarden), and some perseverance, I’ve been able to create my own garden. I’m most excited for my baby grape tomatoes to start growing!
If you want to see more of my gardening journey, make sure to follow me on Instagram @nikiincto.