My Turn: A call to action

The raised bed is finished. It is time for planting. My mentor and I dig our hands into the soil, transplanting many flats of beautiful healthy vegetables, with rich humus compost. I feel happy. I feel peaceful. I feel connected to the Earth. We talk about how people in Hawaii don’t grow enough food anymore; how we have the majority of our food imported to feed the local population. We also discuss how there are not enough farmers to feed the world’s population. We talk about things like this a lot, about the environment, globalization, sustainability and other topics.