Sure there's a practical side in that I save thousands of dollars every year because I grow my own seasonal produce, and that number is only going to go up as the Asparagus patch and Orchard mature. (Still adding onto the Orchard a little bit each year actually!)
In 5 years time I can just picture my Daughter sitting on my knee at the Farmers Market helping me sell fruits and vegetables grown as surplus off the land.
But it's also therapeutic in that so much of what I do is trying to put 1 and 1 together to make 3.14... And sometimes it makes 1.34... Gardening, I put in 1 unit of planning, I put in 2 units of work and I get 3 units of delicious food for the table so fresh and vine ripe that you can't get it that good at the grocery store.
The Garden always turns a profit or a savings... That kind of Hands-on approach to my lifestyle soothes the hangover of enervation that I get from being a Synergy-Maker by the day!
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