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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
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

dear ms b-im practicing

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ms b
when you look at those pictures
dont be jealous
im just practicing
for when you get in elementary school
i can volunteer at your school garden

several weeks ago when it was found that we
were moving here
the teacher messaged me
to see if i could help in her school garden

now this person knows a lot about gardening
doing a lot more at her home
than she can do at school
she cant do it by herself
she needed some help
someone who could help her get her school garden
back in shape

i try to be a helper helper
not taking over the whole program
but providing my advice based on my experiences
as an organic gardener
my exposure to helping with school gardens

i never try to take over the whole thing
i just try to help them in areas they need help
whether its supplies or advice
advice you know is cheap

i started volunteering once a week for an hour and a half
at the school where my two nephews attended
where my daughter in law attended
helping the teacher out

she is the teacher that years ago
inspired my wife to go into teaching
my wife she would come visit
would volunteer in the school
she fell in love with teaching
after being there
her inspiration coming from the teacher
so my initial job was to clear the weeds out of these
oh my oh my
thats all i could say
theyll never get all that grass out of those beds
they might as well just start mowing it like the lawn

i was given a few kids who raised their hands
who wanted to help in the garden
i made them give me an imaginary quarter to help
they seemed to enjoy that

now ms b i could just visualize you
digging around in that bed
getting dirty and pulling weeds
so these kids
i let them climb into the bed
with diggers in hand
they talked and picked and dug
i thought theyll never get all this stuff pulled up

well i was wrong
their method worked
at the end of the day
this is what the beds looked like
all grass free
for now at least
ready to plant whatever seeds or plants that fit
into their program

ive noticed in my experience in planting gardens with kids
they tend to eat whatever they plant
if they get involved

so at the end of the day
i must say
a job well done

think ill practice again next week

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. Friday, I took 50+ kinders out to sow seeds. Radish seeds are now sprouting! What shall we plant next? Our program is your program...