After WWII, America realized what we thought was the golden promise of an Industrialized Era. We were (and are) an industrious bunch, working on efficiencies and trying to make EVERYTHING cheaper, better, faster… at any cost, apparently. We got good at it. VERY good. The problem is, in an era of excess, waste occurs. We are content with car that get 20 MPG when gas is under $2 a
gallon. Now it’s over $4 a gallon and we’re worried. We, as consumers don’t see why it’s so expensive. We don’t often realize that it takes MILLIONS of years to create the oil we use in practically EVERYTHING we produce from gas, to industrial fertilizers to plastic goods. It’s taken us under a hundred years to notice that oil is not unlimited and that we maybe running to the end of our supply. Millions of years to make, a century to use. Hmmm… Time to move on to something different.
What does this have to do with my garden? Nothing really, except that by planting a garden, you too can help save the Earth, just like supporting endeavors to utilize renewable energy sources. I guess they are linked. And, it is Earth day after all. And there’s only one Earth.
So, let’s ALL plan ahead. Invest in renewable energy now AND start finding ways to conserve water. Because, the next wars will be fought over H2O. Trust me. And it worries me. Plan now. Happy Earth Day, Earth.