This is what your soil will look like without compost:
And we cannot complain about the shortcuts that they take to meet this huge, unreasonable, demanding burden if we are not willing to chip in and become a producer, too. Even if it’s just growing a few herbs in a container or having a couple chickens or planting a berry bush, do something for yourself and your neighbors. I think our future food production and food quality will depend on it.
Pass a love of this land and a knowledge of tending the earth and a respect for God’s creation onto the next generation. [And, for goodness’ sake, don’t use chemicals! That will just ruin the important, healthy steps we are trying to take. And it will kill our bees. And we desperately need those bees! Any child’s science textbook will tell you that.]
This year, I am planting these tiny left-over onions that I grew last year. And I am doing it in February (zone 5) because we've had such a mild month. They might bolt. They might fail to bulb up. They might freeze and die. But I thought, Why not try!?! Just for fun.
And I’m throwing in #27 for free: Don’t use chemicals in your yard or garden! Or else . . .