In earlier postings I discussed my personal home food landscape change that instigated a natural change in my diet and increased a growing awareness of the emotional eating outbreak in my own family. However another change that began naturally was a deeper interest in connection to the growing cycle of the produce I was consuming! .
It first began with the base stalks of celery! Could I encourage it to re-grow? With curiosity I plunked it in water and sure enough it starting growing. I have it planted in a box now with two more started. Then came carrots. Could they be regrown? Sure enough they too are easy to restart. My next experiment is with sweet potatoes and yams. Can they be as easy to start as regular potatoes and from the ends usually thrown away as scraps?
What I didn’t realize would happen is the growing connection, appreciation, curiosity and recognition that is developing with food. Having been on retreats with a focus on connection with all things in the late 80’s and early 90’s one difference is the deepened awareness of respecting the abilities of these vegetables to regrow and continue it’s life cycle. In the retreats this was missing! The veggies where either grown from seed in bulk or purchased.
The recognition is that if everyone slowed down and started the regrowth cycle of their produce, there may be less food shortage and more respect and connection to our food source that goes beyond garden to table!
- ‘Did emotional eating originate from demand feeding?‘
- ‘Changing ones lifescape through their landscape‘