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The No Excuses Food Growers

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Situatated on one of the busiest roads on Oahu is this: a hillside filled with food crops. Most people probably don’t notice it and in fact it was the gridlock that allowed me to stop moving & snap this photo. But with sticks & bamboo supports this red dirt hill of production has papaya, squashes, moringa (newest fad super food that people of the  Philippines have been eating for generations) & even some sweet potatoes & other greens. I see this & think, well what’s my excuse for not doing more? I like these unknown gardener friends: start where you are with what you have. Aloha.

Author: Carmen

Things I love: justice in all forms; flowers; locally grown food; cloth-diapering; breastfeeding; feminist theory; outdoor play; beaches; wine; Divine interventions; 4-H and coffee. Things I loathe: racism; homophobia; toxic crap; misogyny; litterbugs; the zombie apocalypse and pitbull-haters. My formal education is in sociology, gender studies, and public policy. I'm also a Lactation Educator; 4-H Youth Development coordinator a Certified Master Gardener and a graduate of a Permaculture Design Course. I've been blogging for several years on dozens of topics- everything from women's health to breed-specific legislation. But the thing I like to write about most is my gardening, food adventures and my kids. So there you have it. Please be kind. Thanks.

One thought on “The No Excuses Food Growers

  1. Hi there, after reading this awesome article i am as well cheerful to share my familiarity here with friends.


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