The Road to Organics
There was a time in my life where the closest I had ever come to eating a vegetable was having instant mashed potatoes and frozen corn. To say my diet and lifestyle was unhealthy would be a severe understatement. I won’t bore you with the details of my resume, but it is important to note that I attended college as a Biology major, and have spent additional years taking soil and plant related courses. Little did I know how this would play a crucial roll in my life.
Around 2005 my current employment led me to befriend a man named Paul. Paul was a NYFD Fire fighter. He was injured September 11, 2001 and was stationed at Fort Totten, FDNY Operations Building awaiting medical evaluation and possibly retiring out. Like so many first responders, Paul was not only witness to that tragic day events, but was part of the search and rescue attempt for several consecutive weeks.
Paul and I seemed to hit it off well, and eventually made plans for me to mentor him on a bow hunt for white tail deer. This became a regular weekend thing, and on our trips we would exchange stories; I about hunting and Paul, giving tutorials on everything from the nutritional value of organically grown vegetables, GMO plants, grass fed chicken rearing to honey extraction from a centrifuge he had designed and built from a washing machine. The tales captivated me on our hour long drives to the deer woods.
I like to think that my informational contribution to Paul changed his life for the better in a way that went far beyond just a hobby. I can, however, attest to the fact that Paul has changed and helped my life in immeasurable ways. Not only does my family eat much healthier but thanks to my friend’s tutelage, we have taken our organic gardens to levels we never could have imagined.
That leads us to today. Through trial and error, You Tube, Google and most especially, Paul, I have begun to realize that now is the time to share with you. My mission is to help our communities, neighbors, and likeminded friends to shorten the learning curve and go from mistakes to healthy harvest. In the upcoming future I will be sharing tips and philosophies that will aide you in not only growing organic nutritional food but learning self sufficient living. It is about time that we take the reigns to control our lives and health. I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Thank you Paul!
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