Today a group of my garden peeps from both Barrack Heights and Albion Park community garden went on an adventure to harvest some bamboo.
However, a few of us got distracted by the mulberry trees and that was it…….fair share for all, fair share.
As we were gathering and eating we reminisced about our childhoods. My Granny had a huge mulberry tree at the house by the river and another near the railway track. I have delightful memories of gorging on the fruit, climbing the tree and getting messy.
This made me think of how times have changed and children today have less access to this type of experience. This moves me to want to create memories for today’s children. When this generation of children grow up, I want them to have memories that connect them with nature. I want them to experience the simple joy of what we did today. I want to leave a legacy.
Richard Louv is a great advocate for this kind of thing and it was after viewing one of his lectures that compelled me to get involved with Barrack Heights Community Garden. I’m so glad that I followed that prompt as it has changed my life in ways that I could never have imagined.
So here’s to taking action to create wonderful memories for tomorrows adults and a future where nature is valued as it should be.
Oh yes, this is a selfy of me gorging on the mulberries!!!