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?
That explains the whole "cabbage patch" thingy.
I think it's manly to carry and bond with the baby, and give the wife a break.
I think gardening is classically manly be it flowers or vegetables (which I'm most interested in).
I dream of someday having a grove of fruit and possibly nut trees and a wonderful garden. In the movie, It's Complicated, Meryl Streep has a very nice vegetable garden outside of her home that I would love to emulate. As another said, "self-sufficiency is manly," and gardening lends self-sufficiency.
so are women who garden manly?
No. Gardening is like athletics. There are manly athletes and sexy feminine athletes.
The very first job any man had was to tend a garden. It was called "The Garden of Eden."
So we've continued our gardening adventures and travelled to Costa Rica to film this Permaculture Design Course: http://organiclifeguru.com/course/permaculture-design-course/
Permaculture is equally popular between men and women.
Here's some of the videos from the course if you're interested in finding out more about permaculture & garden/homestead design:
Invisible Structures in Permaculture:
Here's a link to another video on patterns in permaculture: http://organiclifeguru.com/lesson/patterns/
Stepping back, what is the purpose of a question? Is it really always to find an answer to something the person doesn't know?
Chris Badgett asked: Can gardening be manly? Maybe the purpose wasn't to find an answer to something he didn't know, but maybe it was to generate discussion or hmm, to promote a website (I see nothing wrong with either).
My bet is that Chris knows and firmly believes deep in his soul that gardening is very manly. I mean, after all, he's devoted much of his time to it and has a really cool website with courses. And look, as of this writing, 2,156 views of his question. I bet more than a few of those viewers have checked out his website and maybe some have even taken his course.
Way to go, manly Chris!