I got an email today from the director of the new community gardens in my town. They have 20x20 plots for $20. The co-op will plow and till, as well as having water available. It's really tempting to have some additional space to grow some of those big space hogs.
I got another email from the same guy, who also heads up the farmer's market in my town. He is a professor at the University in my town and a big proponent of the slow/local food movement. The Farmer's Market started 2 years ago with a big success to start, followed by some major slowing. That would be expected in my mind. However, this same man became overwhelmed when the original market manager quit and there were significant issues with follow up managers. Last year, in it's second season, the market had few vendors and even fewer customers. He got fed up and cancelled it after a few weeks. I know that overwhelmed feeling well.
So, here I sit. I now have more time than I've ever had to devote to the things that I love. If you hadn't noticed, I'm a bit passionate about food. Particularly local, organic, sustainable food. It's been a few months since I put the kids into school and I'm starting to get a bit antsy. Granted, I'll be knee deep in gardening in a few months, but will still have lots more time to devote to something. I'm really wanting to get involved in the market. I would love to see it become successful. I would love to see more people have an interest in where their food comes from.
My plan is to go to the meeting in 2 weeks and offer my help. I'm really excited to see what will need doing. It's so exciting to know that I can now become more active in my interests. The future is a wonderful thing full of promise. It is also full of work to be done. Lets get to work!