Sandra Ramirez Posted over 2 years ago Roger Doiron: My subversive (garden) plot Native Americans have been living off the land for centuries now. People do not garden because people do not love the earth. You have to have a respect and appreciation for our Earth Mother and the animals who live among us. He didn't mention how gardens bring birds, bees, and insects who can help us co-create and sustain our gardens. I grow Mexican Sage in my garden (not edible) but it feeds the hummingbirds naturally. We had the joy of watching two hummingbird mothers create a nest in our garden and watch their babies grow up and fledge the nest. You have to have a love of the earth. Don't create a garden because you're in a panic! Create a garden for the love of the earth. Arrested Development wrote a rap about it in the 90s- "Dig your hands in the dirt- Children play with earth!" Start by planting "Native foods": tomatoes, beans, corn, squash. There's is much to learn from the First People's of this nation. Aho. Mitakuye Oyasin.