Jaimie gives a little tour of his islands:
However, what I really like about this is not what Jaimie directly gets up to on video, but the way his attitude mirrors mine. Leave the house, check on the growing things, clear the weeds, take in the sounds of nature: These can all be done on an island scale, on a garden scale, or even within a room, if you're in the right mindset. What is this mindset? How can it be summed up? I think it comes down to a handful of values:
- Resourcefulness: Understand what's at your disposal, and use it if you can (but don't over-use it)
- Seeding and Nurturing: You can be responsible for helping things grow. In turn, the things that grow will look after you.
- Appreciation: You will not always have everything, but can survive on very little. Anything extra is a luxury.
Perhaps this is all we need.
And maybe I should do a little garden video?