Can I Get Your Opinion on Something ... Is Gardening Manly?

I was thinking about gardening and how I think it would be better on so many levels if more men did it in today's world. It kind of seems like "gardening" is feminine and "farming" is masculine.

I have a website where we create online gardening course called Organic Life Guru. The majority of our instructors are men (Check out the bottom of the homepage to see what I mean) and the majority of our online gardening courses customers are women.

What's your take on this?

Can gardening be manly?

Tags: gardening, permaculture

Views: 1775

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Self sufficiency is manly. 

Couldn't agree more.

+1

it is as manly as it gets, some hard work proper gardening, i have known many amazing female gardeners and they are very physical strong wimmen after doing ti for only a short time and long term female gardeners could pull your fingers off your hand like pulling bbq chicken wings apart.

I have a friend who loves growing just flowers and all year long his garden is a pleasure to be in as he has it seasonally planned, he hasn't a feminine bone in his body and his garden attracts as much female admirers to him as the flowers do pollinating insects

I know a lot of strong female gardeners as well :-)

I always say, do what makes you happy. One of my greatest regrets about living in an apartment is I no longer have room for a garden, or even houseplants (it's a basement apartment). I've always loved gardening, whether for food or decoration. I can say this unequivocally; nothing in this world beats a homegrown summer tomato, still warm from the sun. In that respect, you have my answer.

There are some container garden options for apartment living. My wife made this video about that:

Here's the lesson from that: http://organiclifeguru.com/lesson/container-gardening/

No.  Women garden, men raise crops.  d;D

It is manly to grow food.  It is not manly to suck at the teat of Mother Earth.  I am man, Gaia is my bitch, not the other way around.

No need for an outsider to confirm it.

I thought you were in California, not Kentucky.

1.  No

2.  You've never been to Cali.

RSS

Latest Activity

Kit replied to M. Gray's discussion ISIS and male emasculation
"Owned or not, the fact you both seem to accept the fact a 9 year old shooting a gun in the first place is right just serves to prove you're both in the pro 2nd amendment camp."
4 minutes ago
John Lee Pettimore replied to M. Gray's discussion ISIS and male emasculation
"Dammit, a minute and a half late!"
6 minutes ago
John Lee Pettimore replied to M. Gray's discussion ISIS and male emasculation
"*Cough, not an ownership issue, dumbass*cough"
7 minutes ago
Jack Bauer replied to M. Gray's discussion ISIS and male emasculation
"  That story with the 9-year-old in Arizona wasn't a problem of gun ownership laws.  She didn't own the gun.  Her parents didn't own the gun.  Almost nobody in the United States can legally own that…"
9 minutes ago
John Lee Pettimore replied to Landon's discussion What's a misconception people make about you?
"You have Resting Bitchface."
9 minutes ago
Kit replied to M. Gray's discussion ISIS and male emasculation
"No, western male hands havent become idle.  The issue with the UK especially london is that under the brown and blair years mass unchecked immigration was the order of the day. I can think of multiple areas around especially eastern and south…"
14 minutes ago
Jack Bauer replied to Landon's discussion What's a misconception people make about you?
"Its probably the beard.  A full beard has a way of making a guy look like a grizzly son-of-a-bitch ...JB"
16 minutes ago
Profile IconPatrick Baskin, Josh Thompson, Mike Lally and 32 more joined Art of Manliness
18 minutes ago

© 2014   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service