May 1, 2020
Crystal Washington: Hello, I’m Crystal Washington, Technology Strategist, and Futurist
Karen McCullough: and I’m Karen McCullough, the millennial evangelist who helps you deal with change. And today we want you to rethink it forward
Crystal Washington: And by rethinking it forward, we mean that there are things that have worked for all of us in the past that aren’t going to work for us in the future. And if we’re, to be real honest, you’re not even necessarily working for us right now.
Karen McCullough: So crystal, where are you?
Crystal Washington: I’m in my yard. I’m in my garden. You see my Jasmine, it’s all bloomed and smelling great.
Karen McCullough: Oh, I wish I could go out in my garden because today we’re talking about those victory gardens. People are planting gardens right now a while while the Coronavirus is out there. They’re staying outside and they’re planning beautiful things. But I know I am. I spent a lot of time out here. It’s a great way to unwind and I’m, I’m still social distancing because I’m in a fenced-off yard.
Karen McCullough: I know my front yard looks amazing and I all my neighbors walk by and say hi, but Crystal did you know that when we work in our gardens we are totally helping our immune system. I mean this is a great way to distress.
Crystal Washington: I didn’t know that. I just all thought it was just a good way to get out of the house to make sure I wasn’t getting on my husband’s nerves. Yeah,
Karen McCullough: no I study this because I love to work in the garden and I started reading what are the benefits of gardening about two or three years ago, cause my dad, my dad lived to 105 with no medication and he worked at his garden every day. He also played golf every day. But I started studying the benefits of touching dirt, actually touching the dirt without your gloves. Take your gloves off some time.
Crystal Washington: Okay.
Karen McCullough: Cause those little micros, they for some reason I have no idea why. I don’t know the science behind it, but they help our immune system. So today you want to relieve your stress, go outside and get dirty.
Crystal Washington: I like that. And then the cool thing is, even if you’re practicing social distancing can always order plants or seeds online, get them delivered to you, and then go ahead and start them off. And I know Karen, for people that don’t have the experience, it might be better to start with the small plants than the seedlings. Right? Like for instance, me, I have a baby yard, I don’t have a big yard. Mine is the size of a closet. And so I have like these little, I don’t know if you all can see, I have herbs in here, spinach, spinach, and different things.
Karen McCullough: Wouldn’t you know she has spinach?
Crystal Washington: Say what now?
Karen McCullough: I said, wouldn’t you know, she would have spinach growing?
Crystal Washington: Yes. Spinach, peppers, lettuce, a vegetarian. You know, that’s kind of how we, that’s kind of how we roll. But yeah, it doesn’t have to be anything complicated. Cause my yard, again, look, it’s, there’s very little space here, but the little bit of space I do have, I have plants that are all over here. I have a little, Oh, look my orange buds I don’t know if y’all can see my little orange buds are popping up. So it’s a small tree. So even with a small amount of space, we can still plant some pretty cool.
Karen McCullough: It’s amazing. I love that you’re outside with your phone doing this. So today, this is Friday. We want you to get out there over the weekend. Hopefully, it’s pretty where you are and we want you to start gardening, get dirty, touch that dirt, help your immune system get healthy and come see us next week. We’ll see you on Monday.
Crystal Washington: All right. Enjoy those worms cause you’re probably going to touch one of those too.
Karen McCullough: I can’t wait.