San Diegan’s Support Upcycle & Co.
Why San Diegan’s Will Support Upcycle & Co.
By: Gabriel N. Davis
Why Love San Diego?
As a native San Diegan, and as a Leo, I easily worship the Sun. As a worshiper of the Sun I also find I love to garden. First, I was ignorant to gardening, I was filled with stupidity, falsity, alternative truths, and most importantly an alternative attitude towards the self.
Dive, your hands into soil, embracing the power of nature, the power of Earth. I am a creator, and love creating the most delicious vegetables, fruits, nourishing trees, manifesting flowers and bees, and guiding effervescently sweet aromas, caressing memory, and imprinting time.
My garden is a pure manifestation of my love, my hobby, my patience, tactical, groovy, logical, and penetrating of all senses. My gardens are a representation of my soul. Indeed, the nature I create, mirrors natures love, my love, sacred, and guides a transformational practice in mindfulness.
Therefore, when I choose a soil I do so on the basis of science, my moral compass, affordability, and long term sustainability. As the universe so happens San Diego receives many blessings. A gem of San Diego our community needs to know about is James Griffin and Upcycle & Co.
Importantly, I do not receive any money for my opinions or my writings. I write this article and blog solely for the fact I love San Diego. My love for San Diego compels me to share the things that move my heart, make me feel proud to be a San Diegan, and somehow I feel closer to God through the grace of community.
To the point. If you want to garden. You care about making an informed decision and what to commence gardening as soon as able. You will purchase your soil from Upcycle & Co.
Simply, the soil is better than organic. The reason locally sourcing nutrients is logical is because of sustainability, cost effectiveness, focuses on local resources, and empowers local business and community. Without protecting our future, the Earth will die. We must protect our soil, we must protect our fresh water, our ocean, the San Diego River, and educate ourselves on the toxins we produce and consume. San Diegans have experienced hell on Earth.
My father a retired Fire Captain and now my brother a Fire Fighter. Over 100 years of Fire Fighting in my family. My dad faced the God of Fire, Prometheus in the Cedar Fires, the Firestorm, the Fire Siege of 2003. California, Los Angeles, San Diego, flames appetite devouring trees standing 200 feet tall, whereby creating an inferno wall 300 feet tall, moving destructive portal.
Whereby, understanding the destructive power of nature, we can also understand the creative, artistic, power of nature, harvest and destruction. Fire teaches us the importance of the Earths eco system. Without proper planning, emergency preparedness, risk mitigation, training and personnel, natural disaster such as fires will consume us. Simple to prevent. Through education, taking responsibility and ownership for ones decisions, and implementing a plan to succeed.
What is Local?
The idea of resources and the source of resources. Some regions have too many humans and not enough infrastructure to realistically support the needs and or demand of the community. This is a paradigm we need to study in resource scarcity, resource renewal, through natural processes of the food web or consumer resource system.
I love Upcycle for their common sense, intuitive understanding of nature, and stimulating a needed scientific paradigm. Together, San Diegan’s can develop, contribute to, cultivate, distribute, and restore our gardens, our farms, and food for families. Locally sourcing our goods, materials, such as hops, used coffee grounds, algae, kelp and other left overs. Additionally, Upcycle is logical in their approach of putting “waste to work.” Henry Ford used the left over wood planks from manufacturing vehicles to create bbq charcoal. Whereby, Upcycle only sources goods within a few hours of distribution. I commend Upcycle for their innovative and agile approach to soil.
What is better than Organic?
First off, there is no completely standard scientific definition of Organic. Accordingly, Merriam Webster’s third definition of “Organic” fits most into contemporary use.
- a (1) : of, relating to, or derived from living organisms organic evolution (2) : of, relating to, yielding, or involving the use of food produced with the use of feed or fertilizer of plant or animal origin without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides, organic farming, organic produce
- b (1) : of, relating to, or containing carbon compounds organic solvents (2) : relating to, being, or dealt with by a branch of chemistry concerned with the carbon compounds of living beings and most other carbon compounds, studied organic chemistry in college
Okay, so let’s break those definitions down more simply. If a plant, fruit, vegetable, or other food is grown or cultivated with something other than the natural food web or the consumer resource system the product is inorganic. In addition, the strictest definition of Organic will include the natural light of the sun, therefore, excluding indoor lighting or supplemental lighting.
In order to produce organic compost the leftovers of the product must have already been organic. Even when products are organic, often these products are shipped hundreds or thousands of miles. Whereby, it is not morally logical to purchase organic products shipped across the globe due to increasing your carbon footprint. Organic does not mean better for you or better for the planet. Organic can be good for our bodies and can be good for the planet when in appropriate use.
Therefore, sustainable agriculture requires using the Earth’s natural food web or consumer resource system. Upcycle does this.
San Diego Soil Soul
What does it take for San Diego to be the best in farming, agriculture, sustainability, food security, and protecting our rivers, lakes, and ocean? We are the people of the Sun and need to act accordingly. San Diego is sacred, our community is sacred, and you need to treat our Earth and soil as sacred.
Together, our conscious, mindful choices shape our emotional attachments to nature, the land, and to the people of the land. Your choice to live with purpose, live with meaning, and the purpose and meaning of life are to create, and create with your love. The love that exists within your heart is the love for yourself, the love for nature, the love for the Earth, and her soil.