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Monbiot Loves His ‘Veg’

by James Glave last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:10 AM
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by James Glave last modified Apr 08, 2008

“Why do people become obsessed with growing vegetables? It’s not exactly high-octane. It won’t make you rich or boost your social status. But millions who can afford to buy their food devote every free moment to the kind of labour our ancestors were glad to abandon… I think it is because the results are tangible. [...]




 

 

Cold Frames

“Why do people become obsessed with growing vegetables? It’s not exactly high-octane. It won’t make you rich or boost your social status. But millions who can afford to buy their food devote every free moment to the kind of labour our ancestors were glad to abandon… I think it is because the results are tangible. In much of the rest of our lives, we work our butts off without discovering whether it makes any difference. But in this case you can see and taste what you’ve done. You can admire the work of your own hands, and this is the greatest satisfaction that any task can give you.” (”A Cunning Plot,” The Guardian, April 7, 2008)

Meanwhile, we are waiting for our new era victory-garden seeds to arrive… I finished the last of our three cold frames, pictred above. And, like George, I’ve been busy digging tonnes of manure!


 

 

 
 
 
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