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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

garden of fun

this weekend my wife she and i went to a schools garden fair
there were kids all over the place
digging in buckets of dirt
digging and holding earthworms
doing demostrations eg one kiddo has bees at his house
and raises lots of honey

this garden was built for the kids to enjoy
that they seem to be doing
to get an appreciation for where food comes from
plant a spinach watch it grow and the kid loves spinach
the same with broccoli lettuce tomato carrot beets etc

last year i got a message from a mom who was spearheading
the project
a former patient who wanted some input on building the
garden beds
that opened the door for me
hey ill help you guys build the beds since ive done that a lot
you know thats up there with my top priorities in life
is to get people to do their own organic gardens
teach a kid to do this and they have it with them forever

note the winner of my organic square foot garden from my
silent auction donated the garden to the recent habitat
house owner
it should be finished being installed today and will be
planted in two weeks for the fall planting
organic of course
i decided to do the garden like the schools garden
with concrete blocks since it will be indestructible
it can also be disassembled easily and moved

so my wife she and i roamed around
talked to folks
sampled some of the food cooked at the fair
looked closely at the beds to see how they were holding up
talked to the lady behind all this
the brains behind their success
good job mc

all kids should have this exposure to organic gardening
raising food
eating what they grow
maybe tasting a little of the dirt for good measure
getting their hands dirty
growing worms
making compost
developing an appreciation for farming and learning
to enjoy vegetables

a life long lesson will be learned from all this
memories that will be permanent even years later

the organicgreen doctor

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