What if all the school children and their teachers who went on the recent Climate Strike had spent the day creating organic gardens at their schools? And then gone home to help their parents and neighbors create community gardens, or front yard gardens or back yard gardens? If food availability or food insecurity is a part of climate change, then creating small, sustainable, local, organic gardens is part of climate solutions .
In my opinion, it would have been much more productive than marching with signs. Signs just end up in the landfill as paper waste. A garden ends up feeding the families and neighborhoods. And a good, organic garden helps feed the soil and sequester carbon. Win/win.
Poster by one of my favorite artists, Edward Penfield. Oh how I wish I owned this poster.