I am not sure of the main reason for my dedication to growing my own fruit and vegetables. Even though I have always lived in rentals, apartments and houses, I have always grown some produce, even if it just a herb garden. I know growing up Dad always had massive backyard garden, full of produce. I know when I was trying to fall pregnant I took a good look at my diet and knew the organic whole foods were the best thing for my body.
But this week when I was out in the yard giving the garden a good weed and dig, I was reminded of one of the important reasons that I keep a garden. My Little Dirt Boy, my little farmer loves the earth so much. I think every child needs to grow up being able to play in the dirt. This is why in every veggie patch I have I also have a patch of dirt. Just for Jarvis.