Gardening – Why bother?

This Sunday: In a recent New York Times article, author and food activist Michael Pollan asks why we should bother trying to change our lifestyles when the immensity of the climate change problem dwarfs any possible personal response. Yet he argues that growing your own food — even just a little — is one of the most powerful things an individual can do to change the cheap-energy mind. For the second Sunday in our series on ethical eating, we’ve invited accomplished local gardener Dr. Walter Benesch to philosophize on why he gardens. Lay leader, Rich Seifert. Accompanist, Vera Alexander. Read more about the issue in the www.uua.org/environment/eating.

Dr. Benesch is an emeritus professor of philosophy and Eastern religions at UAF and the author of The Ecumenical Cruise and Other Three-Legged Chicken Philosophy Tales and the children’s book Adam Cox Meets the Cracklecrunch for Lunch. He has also come to be a popular speaker at UUFF.

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