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Home Book Collections Gardening As Resistance

Gardening As Resistance

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Raising Luminaries & Books for Littles are free and accessible for readers who can’t afford a paywall. Since we’re a contribute-what-you can community, I try to fill in the gaps with affiliate links. Posts may contain affiliate links, which allow me to earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Check out the full affiliate disclosure along with my statement of accountability.


 

Gardening As Resistance

The Curious Garden - Brown, Peter

Ages 3-6

The forever garden

Ages 4-8

When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree - Deenihan, Jamie L. B.

Ages 4-10

 

Gardening as resistance! Gardening is where I find joy, peace, improved mental health, food-‘Outside” is my favorite room in the house I live in.

 

I somehow forgot that I could use this thing (which already feels exciting and within my wheelhouse) to plant some seeds (HAR!) of resistance with my kids and explain WHY we do the things we do. Thanks for the reminder!

– Cat L., Raising Luminaries Member

When is it?

  • Gardening As Self-Care Day is June 6th
  • Weed Your Garden Day is 6/13

Read:

Watch:

What is a Food Desert? via Revolutionary Humans

 

Discuss:

  • How did the plants in our garden end up here?
  • As humans, what is our relationship to the soil, water, and the plants we grow?
  • When we care for our gardens, are we ‘in charge’ of them, or are we more like friends helping each other out?
  • Which plants in our garden are indigenous, and which are naturalized, and which are invasive?
  • How can we support our garden so our kids and grandkids can have a good relationship with it later?

Take Action

  1. Take pictures of 3 plants that grow near your house.
  2. Identify your plants using a plant identifying app, online group, or image search.
  3. Are your plants native, invasive, or naturalized?
  4. What relationship will you develop with these neighborhood plants when you come across them in the future?
  5. Support resistance & land reclaimation projects, like the Detroit Black Farmers Land Fund

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AlisonL June 13, 2023 - 11:35 AM
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Love these ideas and resources, and thank you so much for the link to Detroit Black Farmers Land Fund, which is directly related to a conversation I was having with my 6 yo last week about racial inequality in housing laws, and then I got a bit stuck and this will be so helpful for going one layer deeper!

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Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

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