Same Work — More Value

It’s possible that we could already be spending time and money for things that deliver no significant value, when we could transition to something better, healthier, and greener.

Mowing the lawn

When we place more value on a manicured lawn and less value on the foods we eat, we’ve already lost the battle for health and abandoned the concept of personal responsibility.  That said, there are plenty of communities who aggressively oppose the permaculture principle of growing food in your yard.  Aesthetically pleasing grass may provide curb appeal, but it takes excessively unnatural introduction of water and fertilizer, which almost certainly runs off into adjoining creeks and waterways.  These suburban covenants often leave no way to escape their restrictions, even when droughts threaten to harm human and animal existence in regions effected…which means grass is more important than a healthy child.

At the very least, maybe you should try to grow some tomatoes in one of those goofy upside-down things you’ve seen on an infomercial.  [We’ve tried upside-down and failed, but the tomatoes did seem to like the half-barrel whiskey planters on the second-year’s attempt.]

DrDIY is a food-safety professional with an extensive sanitation background within the food & beverage manufacturing industry. He consults on food-safety - from hygienic-design to integrated pest-management through microbiology support, quality improvement audits, total-process management philosophy, CIP optimization, and lean-six-sigma project participation.

Overcoming an extended disability through a complete overhaul of diet and nutrition, DrDIY embraced traditional naturopathy and combined the wisdom of nature with the principles of modern sanitation to help build more sustainable systems within the food industry. He continues to study and practice holistic nutrition, food-safety, detoxification, and self-improvement and this site represents personal experience and opinion - and does not reflect the position of any employer past or present.

His posts have always been a 'stream of consciousness' montage with occasional ventures into Christology and pop culture, just to keep things interesting.

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