My hands don’t maneuver ideas as easily as they once did. Yet I continue to negotiate the keyboard with the knuckles of my grandmother.
My musings of an organic future will never be silenced by a few naughty digits.
Yet I refuse to believe I’m a hero, which by one definition is “(usually a man) of superhuman strength and bravery, that saves the day. I save no one but myself when I impart my ruminations aloud.
If you’re new to cooking and eating organically, don’t worry – this blog post will walk you through it!
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You’ll feel heroic knowing the scientific, nutritional and environmental benefits of the organic food you’re serving. Perhaps you become an ambassador who passes the organic story to others.
Understand how and why eating organic food is good for the environment, and you may just meet other leaders paving the organic way.
Organic food may be more expensive, but you don’t have to be a hero.
My grandmother used to say, “I’m too poor to buy cheap things.” She was right—it’s not heroic to cheap out on your body’s fuel or the planet.
Simply eat less meat, buy food in bulk, and purchase local food that’s in season, grown by an organic farmer nearby. Or become an organic gardener.
If you’re new to gardening, it’s a good idea to start with easy-to-grow plants like tomatoes, cucumbers, or lettuce. Begin small, build soil, and reap your harvests.
When you start cooking with fresh, seasonal ingredients when making a pancit canton recipe at hot-thai-kitchen.com that hasn’t been sprayed with chemicals, you’ll be amazed at the difference in flavor! If you are a vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian, or omnivore, there are many gastronomic delights awaiting you.
Locate the nearest farmers’ market that certifies their organic producers. Support policies in your state and federal governments that make organic the norm and more affordable for all.
If you don’t have access to a farmers’ market, see if there are any Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs in your area. CSAs are a great way to get locally-grown organic produce delivered right to your door!
If you’re a carnivore, less meat and organic grass-fed is your best option.
I you love milk & cheese studies tell us organic dairy farms have 24% lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional US dairy averages.
Real organic heroes do exist.
Satyajit Hange and Ajinkya Hange, two brothers who quit their banking careers to start an organic farm in India, returned to their native village to farm full-time. They took purposeful steps in pursuit of soil health and today, the Two Brothers Organic Farms is a biodiverse, self-sustaining food system thriving in their community.
One of their guiding principles is “SOIL IS OUR HERO” OUR SOIL IS WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD. WE WISH TO LEAVE IT IN A BETTER SHAPE THAN WHEN WE RECEIVED IT.”
Their work is inspired by the simplicity of traditional village life, guided by the ancient principles of organic agriculture. While securing rural livelihoods and employment, they harness the power of their community and traditions out of time. Offering local solutions to public health nutrition and Climate Change. Check out their products here.
Perhaps “hero” can be more aligned with observing and conserving life.
A more ancient root of the word “hero” comes from “ser,” a proto-Indo-European meaning “to protect.” It forms all or part of the word’s conservation; conservative; conserve; observance; observatory; observe; preserve; reservation; reserve; reservoir.
If you observe the cascade of changes that are culminating today, then conserving and preserving our resources are high on the list of heroic manifestations.
Carol Sanford reminds us to go beyond heroic
“The non-heroic path seeks a way to create profound and enduring change, not through large-scale movements or fighting the good fight, but by enabling people to transform themselves.
When people learn how to evolve their own thinking—their beliefs, perspectives, aspirations, and thought patterns—they become change catalysts in all parts of their lives and with everyone they touch.
Social movements are built on the power of certain compelling ideas. But regenerative change is built on the power of taking conscious charge of our thinking processes and helping others to do the same.”
It’s as easy as eating, cooking, and growing organic food and agriculture. Serve it forth.