Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Gift of Community Gardening

Nan Steman writes in her blog of a question she received from two adult children about a thoughtful gift for their mother, and her even more thoughtful response.

His mother, it seems, had suffered some financial setbacks and no longer had access to the fresh fruits and vegetables she’d once had. He and his sister had discussed it and decided that for Christmas, they’d like to get her a community garden plot. They’d also thought about giving her a subscription to community supported agriculture (CSA), but a community garden would get her out and socializing as well.
In an era where we often feel pressured to buy a gift - any gift - here were two adult children thinking about what their mother could use the most: fresh food, physical activity, social interaction. Even if none of it comes to pass, it is a lovely, lovely thought.

You can read the entire post here.

-Fiona Gilsenan

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