A couple of weeks ago,
I attended a meeting of the Ridge Organic Cooperative (ROC).
It's a group of citizens who get together
to discuss their concerns about our food system.
Some of the goals of the group are to be more responsible
in the growing and distribution of local and sustainable food,
to network with others to find resources,
to participate in community work days to aid others in creating gardens
to provide educational experiences for the community at large.
At the last meeting, we discussed what we are currently growing in our gardens.
We came up with quite a list.
Several members of the community recently got together
to help another member start a garden in her yard.
The local paper covered the event here.
That's the kind of project I can get behind.
Any excuse to do more gardening works for me!
Each meeting presents an opportunity to swap garden-related items.
It could be magazines, plants, seeds, fruit or veg,
whatever might appeal to a fellow gardener.
I brought some seeds and homemade seed packets.
This is just the type of community I would enjoy getting to know.
Grass roots groups like these can make an impact.
And what a wonderful way to extend to others
the gift of being a gardener.
To find out more about the Ridge Organic Cooperative,
you can go here.