some of you may have
read and responded to my earliers posts about what motivates us to grow
our own fruit and veg and whether there are any emotional or spiritual
benefits to doing so. As I explained there, I'm doing a bit of
preliminary research for an academic research project into growing our
I've had lots of really interesting thoughts about my
earlier questions, so here is a new one that comes out of those other
Do we consider fruit and vegetable growing to be work?
at a physical level it is work, pretty hard work at times. But it
somehow does seem to be different to 'work' in the sense of the work
that we are being paid to do, i.e. our livelihood. So the next question
If it is work, in what way is it similar or different to 'work' work, i.e. the job that one does?
I'd be really interested to read your thoughts on this and look forward to - hopefully - lots of posts.
and the usual disclaimer - I am hoping eventually to publish results
from this research in an academic (and perhaps practitioner) journal, so
I might use quotes from responses, but I will not (!) reveal any forum
usernames (or real ones where I happen to know them) or even the name of
the forum, so it's totally anonymous. I also do not stand to make any
money from this (alas