Gandhi once said, “To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” And, gardening, our author says, can be a precise mirror for the soul. A story of friendship, vigil, and tending and depending upon the Earth from the bucolic fields of the Italian countryside.
A student of agriculture applies the lessons from permaculture to our increasingly polarized political climate. Just as there are plant guilds, she writes, we can create people guilds too.
We'd welcome any contributions that could help us understand the ceremony and ritual of the festivities better!
A video clip of Joel Salatin in Food Inc prompted by Ellen Davis' comments on the stewardship of land.