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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Plantings

I promise, this isn't a rant. When we hear the arguments on either side of the Climate Change fence, there are two voices: The believers and the deniers. Those who believe that Climate Change is real and happening say Yes, we (people) have some degree of responsibility for this and we can do something to make it better. The deniers say Climate Change is a natural process that the planet goes through every so often and is absolutely unaffected by the amount of carbon that has been released into the atmosphere over the past hundred years. The deniers invariably fail to account for the fact that the "normal" changes to our planet's boisphere have taken place over the past 100 years, since the start of the Oil Age, rather than over the thousands of years that these processes usually take.

OK, so it's pretty obvious where I sit. But here's the thing: When faced with the prospect of a looming crisis that may or may not be real, and which may or may not be affected by what we do, there are two things that we can choose to do:

SOMETHING

or

NOTHING.

This is a complex argument which is best summed up by WhiteBoard Guy, [EDIT - THIS LINK SHOULD NOW WORK] but the basic answer is this: If we do nothing about it, we deserve what we get. If we do something about it, it can only be better than if we do nothing. And if nothing happens, we've still done something good.

So we're doing something. We're getting things growing in the ground, which is an awfully good place for that to happen. And rather than bang on about Climate Change any more, I thought I'd just take you on a quick tour through our very early Spring Garden.

Tomato shoots coming up

The sole surviving Brocolli

The Potato seedling goes wild

Strawberry seedling - this is one we bought, mind you...

And below, the only thing I've ever managed to keep alive for years on end, I think because they're just glorified weeds that you can eat: my herbs.
Mint

Oregano

Sage

1 comment:

Patrice Farmer said...

I agree...something has to be done and it takes each person recognizing it and doing something about it. You're garden is beautiful.