Every school should have an organic garden.
Share if you agree.
Statements similar to this have appearing in my Facebook feed and I’m sick of seeing them. Not because I don’t agree with them. But because I DO! I do agree with them, and I presume the person who is posting it agrees with it to because they chose to SHARE it as instructed.
But what good is sharing that statement with a pretty photo ACTUALLY doing?
Do we really think that schools will be like – oh yes I SHOULD have an organic garden and I’ve been waiting for someone on Facebook to tell me to go and do it?
Do we really think things will change by sharing a photo and some words?
Do we think we’ll change the minds of people through the simple act of a few words?
Do we feel we’ve done our bit and been good people by sharing an idea rather than enacting it?
REAL CHANGE COMES THROUGH REAL ACTION.
I would love to see a photo of YOU down at your local school helping them set up this organic garden. I may come and join you. Or I may send money. Or I may just commend you and send you a high five through the airwaves. But I’m much more likely to do something myself by seeing you DO something, rather than by just seeing a photo.
And if you DO something then you’ve started being the change. You’ve started living by your values.