Pages

3/06/2013

New Direction~A Little Piece Of Green On GypsyYaya


    Until now my blog has mostly been about posting beautiful visual inspiration only.  I don't write much,  I don't really express my political opinions or make any social commentary.  I haven't really wanted to,  until recently. 
    As you probably have gathered (if you are a regular reader) that I'm a natural kinda gal.  I try to consume as little as possible and thrift and re-use where ever I can.  And that's about the extent that I have talked about my lifestyle. I feel that I would like to share more,  and hear more of your opinions.  On subjects like natural foods,  home remedies,  gardening and the like.  Things that are part of my daily life that I don't really share with ya'll. 
    The subject that finally pushed me to want to do this is the access to and availability of organic and 'safe' food.  I have read several articles lately about the awful chemicals in our food and water supply that were published in the more mainstream press, I'm happy to see this subject finally really reaching the public eye.  In the past I have steered away from this subject (outside my circle) for risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist,  since many people simply trust that the FDA wouldn't lie to us.  But now I think it's something I can't shut up about any longer. 
    I'm not going to rant and rave or be a downer.  Rather I would like to talk about solutions.  About the small ways and big ways that we are improving our quality of life,  the health of ourselves and of our planet.  I would like to exchange these ideas and provide a little place on this blog as an outlet for those of us on this road together. 

    For my first post I would like to share some "Urban Utopia" images as a start.  Just some inspiration in the direction of how we can thrive even in small cramped spaces with limited resources.  I know not all of us live in the city but most do and I would like spread the idea that city living doesn't have to be about accepting the concrete jungle.  Gardening our own limited spaces is just the beginning,  re-thinking how public spaces are used in a beautiful instead of just a utilitarian way is the ultimate goal...
    I believe our health and happiness are closely connected to the amount of green space we have access to in our lives as well as to fresh and organic foods.  I hope ya'll are inspired by these images and if you don't have a garden yet,  maybe you'll start a basil plant on the windowsill...and start from there!  Thanks for listening ya'll, I would love to hear your feedback!

 ~Andrea~















5 comments:

  1. LOVE this post! For the past two nights we've made french fries from scratch with organic potatoes. The kids all love them! I never thought I'd be happy to fry anything but it's better than MacDonald's...

    ReplyDelete
  2. As long as the head of the FDA is a former Monsanto man......I don't think we can expect any help from that area. Awareness is the first step, thank you for doing your part to help make people aware.
    Do you really care if people think you are an alarmist? It's time to be vocal if we want change.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Christina3/07/2013

    I love your blog, and am so glad you made a post about this! This topic has really been on my mind lately. And don't worry about sounding like a conspiracy nut. My husband and I both are! I'm very lucky to have my husband working at a health food store that sells mostly organic, awesome, clean food. So I buy all my food from there. I shop at the local farmers market when I can, and also plan on starting an herb garden in our tiny apartment, and eventually expanding to a sustainable garden when we buy a house. It's so important to read ingredients of the food you are putting into your body. There's so much crap out there that people are buying without even thinking about it. There is a great documentary on netflix called Hungry for Change. Talks all about this. You should check it out. And thanks for your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm so happy to hear fellow like minded people out there! I'm wholly invested in making a change in any way I can, and glad ya'll are as well! Checking out the "Hungry For Change" film asap!

    "No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible" ~Voltaire

    (There's at least a few of us snowflakes that DO!)




    ReplyDelete

Please Share Your Thoughts...