Happy election day! Here it is 7pm, Tuesday night on Nov 8th, election day. By the time many of you read this, we'll have elected a new President and a whole slate of candidates.
Whether you're aiming to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain, proudly claim #ImWithHer, voting Stein or Johnson, or, for that matter, making a vote of no confidence; however the chips fall, now that the polls have closed, and votes have been cast, here's what I what to know:
We're living during a time when our children are forecasted to have a shorter life-expectancy than their parents, largely due to diet-related preventable diseases. An absurd portion of our available foods are tainted with roundup and other harmful chemicals. Food travels an average 1500 miles from "farm" to plate, migrant workers are mistreated and sometimes even enslaved, teenagers often don't know the first thing about how to cook, and our food-growing ancestors are growing older. So,
Last fall, my wife and I rooted in Jacksonville, the city of her birth, the city of my father's childhood. We purchased a home near downtown, and I spent the better part of this campaign season doing renovations. This fall, nearly a year after moving, we finally planted our own food garden. Around the edges, I've had the good fortune of connecting with Jacksonville good food leaders and Duval farmers and gardeners. It's also been my privilege to support Riverside Avondale Preservation, Sanctuary on 8th Street, and Normandy Village Elementary with their community gardens, and I look forward to working with the I'm a Star Foundation to develop their youth farm. It's what I do. I encourage and assist folks to grow food for self and neighbor.
#HaveYouPlantedYet -- Let me know if I can help. I'm happy to consult, design, install, maintain, educate, or simply answer a few questions to get you growing.
#iVoted #iPlanted #GrowingInJax #ManInOverallsForDuvalFoodGardener #iHeartJax