Happy Fourth of July and Interdependence Day!


 

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Today we are not only celebrating independence, but interdependence. The kind that remembers that we are all connected to our environment (and to one another) so we can survive and thrive. As our friends at Pollinate, our local homestead store, said so eloquently today in a newsletter:

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“Ecologically speaking, the food we grow and eventually consume relies on the soil food web, an interdependent network of organisms living in and above our soil. These organisms consume, convert and transfer energy and are necessary for the health of the soil. Without a healthy soil food web, our soil is depleted, and plants are not able to draw up the needed nutrients. This interdependence must exist in order for the soil to thrive.”

In what ways do you recognize interdependence in your own world? What do you need to be sustainable?


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