Hello Garden Friends,
This week at Eagle Rock we were able to erect our garden teepee made completely out of plant materials – hemp twine holding together the bamboo frame. This activity was part three of the four part series covering how a garden can provide for Maslow’s basic hierarchy of needs. It is interesting that as we (humans) live closer to cities our lives seem designed to keep us from building the skills that satisfy these our needs – creating food, water, shelter, and growing plants that provide air. Let’s fix that shall we?
We also talked a little about sustainable wood harvesting practices – making sure never to withdraw more than you deposit. It is extremely easy for us to take for-granted the wood that shows up at Home Depot never really considering where it comes from or the consequences of having such great building material readily available. So, as a team building and home building exercise we raised our teepee satisfying a very primitive but hilariously fun desire to build homes and forts 🙂
Until next week!