I didn't always understand what people meant when they said it felt good to get their hands in the dirt. But now...I like to move soil with my hands...to tuck each seed or seedling in...skin to dirt. It feels like I'm connecting with my food right there at the beginning...like I'm tucking love + hope in with them. It feels good to get dirt under my fingernails...sun on my shoulders...wind in my hair.
Zero-waste may not be practical in every way at the moment, but I love that garden-fresh fruits + vegetables are still a great way to eliminate food packaging, transportation + even viruses. :)