Perhaps some of you have been wondering why I chose to make an Aquaponic flower garden, instead of growing only veggies as every other Aquaponics facility do.
The main reason of this choice is that I need it.
I know that probably some businesswomen and men are turning their nose up at this answer. But I can’t change the truth. Even if, of course, my decision was corroborated by market analysis I subsequently made.
Nonetheless, it all started because I needed to surround myself with Beauty to calm me down. And therefore gradually heal from the wounds of my soul.
As a matter of fact, when you grow up feeling like a waste material, seeing that you’re actually able to farm something exceptional and fragile as flowers gives you a sense of redemption. As if all the grief, sorrow and anger could be converted into a precious and living miniature world. Or at least this is my experience.
But I hope it can be the same for any people who visit our Tuscany-based, family-run Aquaponics farm.
Guided tour to My Rivendell’s Aquaponics farm
For special seasonal events in our Aquaponics farm- like the flourishing of some flower varieties and the mating stage of the Goldfish, Yabby - we organize 1-hour guided tours inside our Aquaponics farms and to some of our organic fields.
It’s been proven by quite a few studies that plants are good for our psychological development. If you green an area, the rate of crime goes down. Torture victims begin to recover when they spend time outside in a garden with flowers. So we need them, in some deep psychological sense, which I don’t suppose anybody really understands yet.
In fact, I believe in the healing power of Nature in any form. Even when you enclose it inside a greenhouse or a room. Of course, I can’t be sure that it can work for anyone else as much as it’s been working for me. Since each story of abuse and violence is different. Nevertheless, I can tell you mine. So maybe you’ll understand of what I’m talking about.
the roots of my rivendell’s AQUAPONIC FLOWER GARDEN
When I was 22 years old and I’ve already had a great deal of abusive relationships, my mind in some way started disclosing some removed memories of my childhood. In such a way, I started my long and exhausting process of acceptation that when I was 4 I was victim of a sexual abuse.
Actually, it’s really difficult to me to write about it, because I’ve always this fear of strangers’ judgement.
However, every survivor reacts in a peculiar way to the trauma.
But the purpose that moves each one is ever the same: a punishment for what occurred to us. Because even if we succeed in removing the memories from our consciousness, they’ll forever remain attached to our bodies and souls. There is no escape from them. They’ll come back in every action, choice, moment of ours until we’ll be enough brave to face them and everything they bring with themselves. So that we’ll find ourselves plenty of regrets and such anger against ourselves for all the wounds we accumulated upon the first ones. And it doesn’t matter our young age when eventually we are able to break this loop. We’ll feel like we lost the most important part of our life hurting ourselves.
Anyway, this is another story.
What I’m trying to say is that,my Aquaponic flower garden has its roots in this background.That is to say, I’m rescuing myself with the daily management of it. Since it helps me focusing on the awe of Life. Instead of concentrating on my anguish and sense of powerlessness tackling whatever situation I’m and was not in control of. And I sincerely hope to inspire other people to take the same path to find back themselves.
Because we’re not what happened to us. This is only a small shard in our true essence. And we cannot allow it to define ourselves and limit our potential in achieving whatever goal in our life.
Some women feel the need to act like they’re never scared, needy or hurt; like they’re as hardened as a man. I think that’s dishonest. It’s ok to feel delicate sometimes. Real beauty is in the fragility of your petals. A rose that never wilts isn’t a rose at all. –
According me, the proper concept of Aquaponics promotes an healing process for whoever is struggling with a cruel past. Have you ever thought of that? That is to say, Aquaponics relies on a conversion from waste – that through its accumulation become poisonous for life – into nutrients – that make life flourish. You see, it’s like a life philosophy.
As a matter of fact, I adopted this mindset.
Furthermore, I see in an ornamental production in Aquaponics the opportunity to have an income for whoever is seeking for an economic independence. Even for who has few resources to rely on. And you know how that is relevant. Especially in situations of domestic violence.
In conclusion, this Aquaponic flower garden is my call to the world to proof that some bad stories can find an happy ending. In order to get it we have to accept everything, even the worst chapters of our life and starting convert it into the Beauty we need.