Welcome to The Pauley Principle!

The Pauli Principle, named for Wolfgang Pauli, deals with atoms and electron-sharing that results in new, stronger bonds. Think 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen, a shared delectable (!) electron and VOILA! Water!

Similarly, when you prepare whole food to share with family and friends, especially foods you've grown, something amazing happens. Meals become tastier and healthier. Your soul, not just your stomach, becomes fulfilled. You live life more abundantly as a result. During a shared meal, the bonds that people create grow stronger and become something new: GREATER than the sum of the parts! I give you The Pauley Principle.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Why CO-OP Gardening?

Ever consider eating organically? Ever try it? Organic foods, or even just whole foods, cost more money and for several reasons. For one thing, laws governing the production of organic foods make it difficult to comply. The mass marketing of whole foods also presents a problem since crop varieties that can handle storage and transportation often lack flavor and nutrients.

My alternative: gardening, CO-OP gardening!

Not everyone has a garden space. Apartment dwellers are sometimes lucky if they can have a pot of flowers. And yet it is my belief that, within us all, is this deep-rooted attachment to the land. It's positively unnatural to be away from it. My solution then is that people with a gardening area unite with others who love fresh produce. The added value of being with friends outside in the fresh air, of knowledge imparted to children who participate, and healthy physical activity are things you cannot buy in stores.

If this appeals to you, whether you have a garden now or not, I suggest advertising your willingness to form a gardening co-op by posting on Facebook, Twitter, and public bulletin boards that can be found at colleges, libraries and local stores. Consider sharing the love, labor and fun of your fresh garden produce, done as organically as suits you, in your very own co-op adventure.

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