And now, in the light of day, we're remembering... we can't depend on any big impersonal "system," not a government system nor a corporate system, to feed us in a way that will keep us strong and healthy. We have to do this ourselves. We can do this ourselves. We can heal our bodies and our homes and our despondent state of mind and go another way. We can get our hands dirty. We can grow and raise our own food and, finally, take back control over our lives.
The strongest element of the human spirit is our ability to band together to make a change, to help each other through. The people of Turley and the other communities out there who are coming together to feed themselves are proof of that. They are the models of how we should all aspire to be.
It never ceases to amaze me how those of us who have the least manage to inspire us the most.
If you want to vote for Turley, OK to win a fruit orchard, or if you just want to see how this contest plays out, go to Communities Take Root and see what a difference you can make. We only have until May 31st to vote for this go 'round. Time is almost up. Vote daily. Absolutely every vote counts.
If you want to see what others are doing (and what opportunities there may be to get involved), check out the following links: