SCARECROWS IN JAPAN
Sustainability is a word that gets tossed around quite a bit lately. Current usage seems to encompass the idea that one can be sustainable on a piece of land, large or small, and live well. Self-sustainability seems to be the mantra of the day.
Yet recently I read an article in Fall 2008 Mother Earth News magazine of a couple that live in
HOMEMADE SCARECROW, BEREA COMMUNITY GARDENS, KENTUCKY
In the sixties, here in the states communal living was popular and some communes grew produce
communally. With time, communes fell by the wayside. Today, my question is why neighborhoods can’t become communal when it comes to raising a garden, modeling after the Japanese idea of community-sustainability. Much would be gained from this idea as the whole of the community would have common interests and a sharing of production.
This seems to be a better method then striking out on ones own to learn from the bottom up. Why reinvent the wheel when there are people in your community that have much wisdom when it comes to gardening.
HOMEMADE SCARECROW, MADISON COUNTY, KENTUCKY
Now I am quite sure that community-sustainability is practiced in some parts of the