Are you listening TV people?
I’m tired of the traditional, run of the mill programming. I want a cooking show that actually talks about and uses seasonal produce from your own garden. I want gardening shows that leave standard gardening behind and enter new territory like intensive/vertical methods or permaculture. Rain barrels. Growing staple crops. Root cellaring. Drying, freezing and canning. Sustainability and self-sufficency. Raising backyard chickens and bee keeping. Seed saving and propagation.
Come on, all you have to do is Google “urban homesteading” or “urban farming” to see the amazing things people are doing in their own urban and suburban back yards. And they are young people. Families. People who care where their food comes from and what they are putting in and on their bodies. This is not an extremist movement or just a few old hippies. They are average people like you and me.
Do you think Mother Earth magazine could start their own network just for me? Probably not but I’m ready to start writing some letters and making some requests. How about an existing network that may be a good fit. Does anyone know how to do this or who to write to? Is there a petition already out there? Maybe we can get a blogger or writer with some clout to make some noise about it. What sort of shows would you like to see?
I’m totally serious. Who’s with me?