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    Posted February 15, 2011 by
    Lenox, Massachusetts
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    What has growing your own food taught you about life?

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    It started eight years ago, I prepared my first lunch at my middle school in the Culinary Program. When I first started, I was looking for what I could bring to the world, and what will I do in life. After that service, I knew it was going to be either cooking or close too it. When most boys at age 13 start cooking they get teased a lot because in societies eyes for that young age of boys, it was only for girls and gay men, I didn't think so. Anyways, I knew at the time from watching movies and television is that women want a man who can cook, but that is only one reason out of so many others I continued.

         Another reason, it brings imagination to reality. From sandwiches to alcoholic beverages anything in reason can become a masterpiece or the next big thing. Also you can get the same or more vitamins and or medical remedies from fruits and veggies grown in a garden, than a bottle of pills from CVS or whatever pharmacy you frequent. With enough knowledge of course.

         I am still learning about the many benefits of food. Especially when cooking is a real good stress reliever for me I can cook and feel better that I was productive and didn't have to buy Ramen, or Digirno Pizza like most of the college students my age. I love to cook and hope to teach my children the benefits of cooking rather than buy, McDonalds, T.V. dinners, and pills.

         I want to learn more so I can learn from my children and so I can teach them a trick or two to have a more happier and healthier life.

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