A new generation of homeowners is starting to learn how to grow their own food.
Cynthia, who wants to remain anonymous, has been gardening since she was six years old.
“I grew up in a rural area in Texas.
It was a very, very remote area,” she said.”
It was kind of like a farm-to-table environment.
It wasn’t even a real farm.
It had just one small area, and it was a little bit like a trailer park, you know.”
The weather was very, it was very hot and dry.
And I was always very shy.
I didn’t really like talking to anybody.
So, it wasn’t really a place for me to express myself.””
So when I was six, I did it.
And now I’m in my early 60s, I have six kids and all of my kids are pretty active, and they want to grow up to be farmers.
“So, it’s kind of an exciting time to be a farmer.”
She said it wasn, and she thought it would be fun.
“At the time I didn, like, really like gardening,” she recalled.
“My mother had this thing where she would say, ‘Oh, you need to learn to grow vegetables,’ and I would be like, ‘Yeah, sure, I’ll do it, mom.
I’ll go and do it.'”
She said she tried growing tomatoes, cucumbers and onions in the backyard, but that the soil was too wet.
“We didn’t have a good, deep garden, and so, I grew vegetables and I put them on my porch,” she laughed.
“Then I started growing a little fruit tree on the porch and I planted it on the ground.
And my mother was like, oh, you can’t just grow that in the back yard because it’s a little dangerous.”
And so, it became a little, sort of, self-sustaining thing.
“She now grows tomatoes and cucumbers for her family and also sells the fruits to local stores.”
There’s no problem with me growing them, because they’re so good,” she told ABC News.”
If I had a lot of money, I’d grow them myself.
“Cyntha said she has always loved the outdoors, but has always wanted to be more environmentally conscious.”
In the last five years I’ve had a bit of an environmental awakening, you see, as well as a bit more awareness about the environment,” she explained.”
When I was growing up, I was in a really rural area.
And you have to remember, in those days, I never really thought about what was going on around me.
“You know, I don’t think that I was really concerned with what was around me, but you know, it just never really crossed my mind.”
As a child, I always thought about my environment.
And so, my dad taught me to read, and I read about animals and plants and all that stuff.
“But then I was very much in awe of nature, so I just sort of became more interested in it and I was like ‘Oh yeah, I want to go out and do that.'”
It became a way of life for me.
“She started to understand the environmental benefits of her garden, but also wanted to get involved in the local economy.”
What I was starting to understand was that I needed to be involved in a lot more things that were happening in my community and in the community at large, to get to know the people that were living there and to see if there was a lot to the people, and to understand them a bit better,” she added.”
People are really good at finding out where things are, and then they can take it from there.
“Cyril, who asked to remain unnamed, started a community garden when he was 16.”
That’s why I’ve been gardening for about five years now, to show my community that we can be involved, to be part of things that are happening,” he said.
Cyrill said he started his own garden, where he grows vegetables and herbs, and has also been a member of the local chapter of the Forest Stewardship Council.”
Being a member means that we have a lot less regulations and we don’t have to comply with any regulations,” he explained.”[The council] help us with our taxes, so we don and we have our own land and so forth.
“They’ve helped us get into the local community, and in turn, they’ve helped me learn a lot about the community and the local culture.”
Cylvia, who does not want to reveal her last name, is also involved in gardening.
“Growing food, we don�t need to go into the kitchen to make things,” she explains.
“Sometimes it’s just a little more in-depth, so, if we can, we can have a little something to eat, and we