Friday, April 3, 2009

Garden Tools...

so, now i have a blog. it's official. i've come up with a theme, a vision, and some ideas. no more excuses, right?

so, welcome to sistergarten. i'll try not to overuse metaphors about kindergarten and gardening, but i am a poet, so i can't make any promises. and if i do, you shouldn't believe them, because my philosophies may change tomorrow.

i envision sistergarten as an interactive space to share, learn, and grow. the space is open to all who enter open and respectfully. that includes the menfolk :). sistergarten is woman-centered, not women-only. and though i innately come from the perspective of a black woman in america, i value and appreciate the experiences of all women and hope to capture that here. as for the men, they contribute to our experiences on myriad levels, so we need to recognize their presence in our gardens (even when they're trampling over the tulips).

so, please feel free to share your views and share this blog with minded friends (they don't have to be like-minded. they just need a decent level of sense about them, lol).

tools needed for this journey: mind, spirit, curiosity, and a decent internet connection.

be. fly.



Kahree said...

I think this is a great idea and I'm honored to follow this blog!!

Norrina said...

This looks very nice...I will be a reader of SisterGarten blog and pass it on!

Jeannine said...

This is awesome!

Tina said...

Great post Rhythm! I agree that we definitely need to get back to eating more whole, raw foods and move away from the processed, large portion sizes, high calorie, high fat and high sodium foods that we as Americans consume too much of. I work on a nutrition and physical activity project and the focus of the project is to change the nutrition and physical activity environments in Children's Homes. The obesity rate among children who live in Children's Homes is higher than the national average and they do not consume the recommended servings of fruits and veggies. Making fresh, whole foods available and accessible to them is key. But we have also learned that if fruits and veggies are presented in an appealing way, kids and adults will eat them (i.e. kids will eat apples if they are sliced as opposed to a whole apple). Or adding flavor to celery by adding peanut butter and raisins (Ants on a Log-kids love that name). Its all in how you present the food which encourages people to eat it or not. And if you make the items available (i.e. at a Local Farmer's Market or a community garden), people may buy and consume more!

darkphila said...

You know what, you give me a headache. Can't you sit still for one minute! Sheesh! Goodness Gracious girl you're always doing something. this is really nice. I'll be sure to chime in from time to time, as well as, pass on some healthy information of my own.


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