Great article – great magazine!

Great article – great magazine!

So…I really am not the only one that is thinking it is time to get back to basics (see Back to Basics tab/posts on CGC site)!!!

I have mentioned Organic Gardening magazine before and I am certain this will not be the last time as I rely heavily on their wealth of information; whether it is a hard copy of their magazine (yes, I am a subscriber – sometimes I just need to hold the actual thing in my hands; highlight stuff and put tabs everywhere!) or their incredible webpage (…they are my ‘go-to’ in the gardening realm.  I encourage you to check them out!

This particular article caught my eye as the title resonates with my very being!  I feel very strongly about getting back to the basics in all aspects of our lives…and gardening is no different.

“The 2011 Organic Gardening variety trials celebrate a return to our roots – and an acknowledgment that, when it comes to vegetables, new isn’t always better.”*

The article goes on to say, as I have also mentioned in previous posts, that we get so intrigued by the ‘new & improved’ mentality that we forget about what has worked and/or been consistent  in the past.  Oh, I could go on and on about this BUT…

The main thing that I want you to think about is that ‘new & improved’ isn’t always better AND that our ancestors…well, let’s just say they were pretty doggone smart and we would do quite well to REMEMBER their knowledge, honor their wisdom and follow in their footsteps in many aspects of our lives!!!

*Hall, Doug, “Back to Basics.”  Organic Gardening April-May 2012: 44 – 49.


  1. love it 🙂 love it, love it, love it.

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