1. grow tea mints (spearmint, peppermint, lemongrass) so we can dry them and blend our own teas
2. grow as many fruits and veggies as we can in our garden area at our new house. We can't wait to have fresh produce, while canning plenty for winter time.
3. We want to pick up what we can't grow at the Farmer's Markets and hopefully make some juice blends. Fruit only, V8 style, you name it.
This project was partly inspired by the fact that our society is for the most part, lacking self-reliance. From the food we eat and the water we drink, to our electricity and transportation. What happened to the beauty of being self-sufficient? Even though we live in a society with countless advances that grant us an easier lifestyle, we wouldn't mind breaking away from that reality a bit. We want to be more self-sufficient, even if it's in the smallest way. Our small actions have led us to be more informed about (and play a bigger role in) where our food comes from, knowing that when we buy used clothing we are not supporting the sad reality of sweat shops, reducing our intake of plastics and paper and simply realizing that the way we live does make a difference.
Here's to our plant plans 2011 :) Anyone else have any plant plans this year?
Look at it grow!
Our cilantro showed itself for the first time today