Urbandumpsterdiver's Blog

May 22, 2015

Food Freedom

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 3:19 pm

Started planting our own food, (some of it for now) and things are looking good. My dear husband has planted lettuce, tomatoes, tomatillos (good for green salsa verde), peppermint and lemon balm (which smell fabulous and will be putting them in sun tea today), corn (which is starting to sprout and do very well), serrano and jalapeno peppers.

I’m very excited. Each and every day my husband water the plants and I spray the leaves. I talk to the plants. Plants have consciousness so kind and loving words help them grow. I always wanted to be able to walk outside, snip off a bunch of lettuce and make a nice green salad. I’ve committed to eating one raw meal a day.

I plan on canning and drying some of the food, eating some of it fresh and any leftover will be given to two women I know. One is a senior on a fixed income and the other one is one of the working poor. She works three jobs to survive. So do what I can to help her.

Have seen other divers out and about. Have not been finding much. Some lemons here, some potatoes, there. That’s about it.

We collect rainwater. I then take a 2-liter bottle and dip it into the rain barrel. Then when I need to water my plants, it’s an easier pour and re-using water is a good thing.

Many talk green, but hear ye hear ye, I am green.

I am a mountain woman. I am a pioneer. I am a vanguard of the old. I revere nature and animals. I respect nature.

Tomato (6)

Tomato (5)

Tomato (3)

Tomatillo (2)


Lemon Balm


  1. Good on you! I can’t seem to grow much food here, just herbs. I wish I could dive, as they toss out so much good food here!

    Comment by heretherebespiders — May 22, 2015 @ 6:16 pm

  2. Why can’t you dive my dear? Buy a grabber off of Amazon and dive away. Get a headlamp for the night time. The brand name is Ungur.

    We’re putting stuff in pots and then we’ll be transplanting them.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — May 22, 2015 @ 6:35 pm

  3. I’m in Ireland – our ‘skips’ locally are behind huge fences with curved prongs at the top! We do our best by buying produce that is about to go out of date.

    Comment by heretherebespiders — May 22, 2015 @ 6:41 pm

  4. I understand. Buying on closeout or clearance is always a good thing.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — May 22, 2015 @ 6:46 pm

  5. I’m in a very small town, too – just 1,500 people and two groceries. We have learned so much – don’t trust dates on hamburger meat as it goes bad and grey too soon, and cheese lasts forever 🙂

    Comment by heretherebespiders — May 22, 2015 @ 7:03 pm

  6. Hi Mountain Woman. Hope to get to meet you one day.

    Comment by Erin — May 31, 2015 @ 12:31 pm

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