Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
When I read Saturday's edition of the Dispatch, the headline of Dick Powell's letter said "Big trees good for Casa Grande." Isa's Garden llc wholeheartedly agrees. The newspaper is one of the best ways to get the word out about action to reduce climate change. Furthermore, Isa's Garden llc has been advocating this since October 2018, when its business to "learn+grow+propagate+proliferate+and share" seeds, plants, trees and gardening knowledge has been in the midst of that needed action. My apologies to Mr. Powell, but Isa's Garden llc has been "doing" that vision he requests we do here in Casa Grande for some time now, at no cost to taxpayers. We wait for people to come to us, who yearn for knowledge of how to successfully grow, sustain and regenerate a vibrant, active food forest in their own front and back yards.
Food-scaping is repairing the city, slowly but surely. What has been lost in the equation over time is the people. The people must be invested in order to repair our soils and to eventually reap a harvest worthy of reducing both climate change and food insecurity. We need more gardeners growing more plants and trees. We need to plant a seed of hope in children's minds. And we need an open-access, open orchard, community garden where people can "learn+grow+propagate+proliferate+and share." Isa's Garden llc Facebook group will continue to be that place for people to learn this process of combating desertification from their own homes. No fields should lie fallow devoid of life. Not just farmers should be the ones growing food. We should all join together and get growing again.
Daniel Oladokun-Dybowski (MSW)