Sunday, November 13, 2016

Dig In For What's Right

PARENTS BROUGHT their children to an orchard planting party at a community green space recently. It was a unique idea since, although community gardens are fairly common, local orchards are scarce nowadays.

The kids were having fun digging into the dirt while the parents were feeling good about teaching their children some important environmental values.

The young trees were spindly and bare and the shrubbery was rather tiny.

But we all knew that if planted right the foliage would bear good fruit one day.

Tree planting is a key to combating global warming and thoughtful parents wanted to set a good example for their children. They also no doubt taught them that bridges are better than walls and that kindness is better than bullying. So, on reflection, I don't know how to explain the results of the very long and agonizing American election. The protesters now marching peacefully have my respect because sometimes you just have to dig in and fight for what's right.

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  1. It is wonderful to see little kids learning how to garden. I wonder if their backs get sore like us older folks. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Thank you for this post and the link to Here’s Why We Grieve Today, Penelope. I share your thoughts and feelings. Children learn from their environment how the earth works and about the human relationships. As a global citizen, I want compassionate world leaders with high ethical standards. The TV coverage reported one of the factors of T’s win is white people’s fear that they are going to be minorities. Digging into what’s right is so important. Hope the power of the protesters becomes enough strong to change for the better world.


  3. What a splendid idea for the children and wonderful human interest photography ~ thanks!

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ xox

  4. So true! And it's through teaching our children kindness and love that the world can be a better place.

  5. When I was a principal, I had a problem with a large dumpster sinking into the asphalt behind one of the classrooms being renovated. The contractor was required to repair the damage, but I requested that they dig it all out and work up the soil that hadn't seen the light of day for over 30 years. It took some work, but it became a small garden for inner-city kids to experience growing food. - Margy

  6. So important to teach the children values and teach them how to plant and grow things. I think it is going to be very important in their future

  7. What a great idea. I love the shots of the children.

  8. An excellent idea... we all need to concentrate on the good and attempting to help our young people... always and especially now.


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