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Up on the Soap Box

August 13th, 2008

I’m a big advocate for organic gardening, not using chemicals & pesticides at all. I wish more people were of that thought since streams in residential areas are more polluted than ones in agricultural areas. While reading I came across this quote and thought I would share.

After years of gardening – and as I grew older and a little wiser – I began to really listen to the message of the environmentalists. The razing of woodlots and the loss of farmland for factories and monster housing developments in my growing city helped me understand how cavalierly we were treating our world, and how endangered the species in it were becoming. It seemed strange to send money to preserve the disappearing rain wildlife in the rain forests of the Amazon, or to sign petitions to save our own declining prairies, when we weren’t considering the importance of nature in our own back (and front) yards.

-Liz Primeau, (Front Yard Gardens: Growing more than Grass)

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