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I talked to my mother about converting her garden from mostly flowers to vegetables. She didn't buy into the idea of a disaster looming on the horizon, and should there be a collapse, her efforts would be much appreciated by her neighbours and community.

With this little nudge from EVOKE, I will try again. Hopefully she will read this and understand that it is for us to make use of what we have. My sister is good in the garden, and I'd be happy to go up and visit for a week to do some of the major manual labour. I think we could convert the garden in a week.

If anyone is reading this, please leave a comment to encourage my mother to make this move. Like a lot of elders in our industrial world, my mother thinks it is just me since she doesn't see my voice on the TV and she does not go out of her way to find out. A few positive or even negative comments, would indicate to her that there is a "we" -- even if it is a distributed geographic one.

I'd be happy to engage your mothers in return :)

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Comment by Lynn Caldwell on March 22, 2010 at 1:31pm
I LOVE this...come on, Happy Searchins Mummy!!!! I bet your little darlings never help you out with the flowers as much, do they? They will do all the hard work themselves - you get to see more of them - you'll like that! Also, they can cook you things you and them have grown in your very own garden - There are lots of lovely flowers on the plants in the spring, and get them to selct a broad range - you could still have lavendar because they sit nice with your herbs. You could get them to stick a few artificial flowers on bamboo sticks inbetween the real green vegetation to pretty it up? You might as well let them, it'll be vegetables or a chicken coop...and you know how early chickens wake up? :o) you can even sell your produce to a local grocer if there's a lot - but more than that, you can make up soups and freeze them and your family will really love sitting down to their meal - their mum didn't just cook the dinner - she grew it - you'll feel great! :o) xx (Lots of love, a fellow mum)
Comment by Shakwei Mbindyo on March 22, 2010 at 1:31pm
+1 Spark. Oh my I wish I could remember the author of a fantastic blog on wall gardens. They are beautiful and functional. Agents, who can remember which EVOKE Agent shared this wonderful blog and pictures? Your mom would certainly be inspired.
Comment by happyseaurchin on March 22, 2010 at 1:41pm
heheh
thanks :)

i've realised that tools we have at our disposal
don't really encourage emergence without active promotion etc
and since i am not interested in spamming people
the chances are
this post will remain burried with the hundreds of others with good ideas

so
even if this fails to attract many people to comment
or people offering seeds or whatever to my mum
and the garden doesn't get converted
i shall get back to you with a new piece of social software i am developing
that the next version of EVOKE might use
so that we can properly collaborate and emergence truly blossoms
and your positive comments actually lead to significant influence :)

be well!
Comment by matt Markwald on March 22, 2010 at 2:10pm
I think that is a great idea. I never thought about it but lots of people have flower gardens, why not make better use of them.

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