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The harvest from the garden was good today, kale, lettuce, mint and chives. However, my worm harvesting this year seems to be off. With the worm box and worm depository worms are supposed to multiply. However, I did not notice much of that this year so far. Worm population seems to be low and I may need a boost by bringing in some outside read worms. I am not sure why this happens, lack of food, water or heat but have had this problem in the past. Worms, besides eating and casting off valuable castings, poop, are supposed to multiply. I will need to talk about this disappearing worm stuff with someone who knows.
Worms are essential to the good growth of the garden in a very small area. Castings are extremely valuable, natural and organic, fertilizer that works.
At our Faith in Recovery group this morning, our faith sharing group around health issues of the mind, I was talking about the value of silence in life. It makes me think how silence is like worm castings, adding richness to the present moment of life. In silence we can see and hear the present where with noise we get distracted with the past or future.
We watched tonight a TV version of the book “Shock Doctrine, where the author, Naomi Klein, explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. In fact the “free market” policies have come to dominate the world— through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries.
In many ways ‘free market capitalism’ is the opposite of castings and silence. Free market capitalism instead of releasing nutrients in the soil, removes wealth of the many to put it in the hands of the few. Free market capitalism creates fear and noise so we do not act in silence with thought and reflection.