gardening

gardening

By Trent Gilliss July 07, 2015

Mysteries of an expanding universe and other ties to what makes a life worth living.

By Catherine Ann Lombard June 16, 2015

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.

By Courtney E. Martin October 24, 2014

It’s fall and things are dying. What least productive practices and mindsets are you working on shedding?

April 09, 2012

"I think gardening is nearer to godliness than theology. True gardeners are both iconographers and theologians insofar as these activities are the fruit of prayer 'without ceasing.'"
—Vigen Guroian

April 08, 2012

An Orthodox theologian sees crosses in the bloom of a bloodroot.

April 23, 2011

Byron Herbert Reece - His Poems and Their Setting in North GeorgiaThe farm and now heritage center of Byron Herbert Reece, who lived and wrote in the Choestoe area of Union County, Georgia. (photo: UGArdener/Flickr, CC by-NC 2.0).

It’s about as simple as poems come:

Easter is on the field:
Flowers declare
With bloom their tomb unsealed
To April air.

Little lambs
New as the dew shake cold,
Beside their anxious dams:
Easter is on the fold.

April 22, 2010

A guest contributor shares his reflections about reconnecting to the earth in an urban environment.

April 14, 2010
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