We see gardening as some form of hobby or passion, but as it turns out, we actually need to encourage people to engage in this pastime than we thought.
If we take weight into dynamics, all of humanity would only account for about 0.05% heaviness to the earth. Plants and animals are considered to be more dense.
Yet, we are the only species on earth who were able to contribute to most of the death happening to all creatures around us.
A recent report published in the Guardian stated that humans are causing the annihilation of 83% animals, as well as half of the plant kingdom.
This is quite a severe damage if you consider our biomass compared to other species. This isn’t just a matter of dying animals and plants.
This is also about a sixth wave of extinction happening around the earth. There was a time when the caused the extinction of plants and animals were natural calamities. These days, however, there are reports showing that human beings are already the number one cause.
This isn’t too discourage people from eating meat or vegetables. On the contrary, this is a reminder of the importance of gardening in our lives.
As mentioned earlier in this article, gardening is usually seen as a passion or hobby, but finding out what we are doing to mother nature, we realized that gardening is something every family should start doing.
We can’t ignore the fact that we do need plants to survive. We’re not talking about just vegetables and fruits. Aside from our need to consume these plants, as well as use wood for shelter and industrial advancement, plants also provide us with oxygen.
So, the last thing we want is for all the plants to go into extinction.
You know what? We can’t help it if we need them to survive, but the least we can do is grow more plants so that their population would remain the same or at least grow to a particular degree.
Many people are engaged in gardening because it is either something they love to do or their source of living. We even know people who went as far as encourage tree planting. However, this isn’t enough to save plants.
There needs to be a significant number of people engaging in these activities. Otherwise, it won’t work even in the slightest sense.
When we talk about the salvation of plants, you know this isn’t just about the fact that plants are often used as dish in the kitchen table.
Aside from that, we also use plants for the development of our industrialized and modern society. Think about it. Houses would need a lot of wood support before the real thing can even be possible. It’s the same thing with buildings. It’s just impossible to have the real thing without the help of wood.
Sure, most of the time, buildings are borne out of metal, but the completion of the project still wouldn’t be possible without the help of our trees.
Apart from that, let’s not forget that we also need plants to produce oil which we utilize in cooking our meals. Not only that, other restaurant businesses use a lot of these oils as well.
There are also some food manufacturers that have began
using plants to produce meat-flavored chips. While this does increase the health of a lot of people, we cannot deny that this also adds to the usage of plants.
Given how much we rely on plants, we need to participate in different ways for it to survive much longer. The demand for plants is on the extreme and yet, its supply is slowly depleting.