Sustainability is a theme that has been gaining momentum in my life. Midwives talk about sustaining their practice so that they do not burnout, and they maintain their joy for the job. Educators are investigating how they can integrate sustainability into course curriculum. And, as the cost of petrol goes up, the idea of doing collaborative work online instead of taking numerous plane flights is increasingly attractive.
My bit for sustainability
I have been thinking that I'll grow my own vegetables. I only have a small urban garden, but I have a few ideas about how I could manage that. It feels like the right thing to do, both philosophically and financially.
Being a responsible gardener
But my husband says I have to prove that I can be a responsible gardener. At the moment he says I am not - I don't look after the garden I have so, how will I maintain a vegetable garden?
What do you think? Does it look like I would make a good gardener or do you think I'm living some sort of weird fantasy life? The last thing I want to do is admit my husband is right!