Friday, January 16, 2009

More on HOPE

Ohhh this book is good! Here is another piece I must share with you on HOPE.
...bringing food from farmers you can name to real people who eat food, agriculture is recreational hope. It recreates hope. You can recreate hope off the grid or on the grid. Fun hope is the soil in which serious hope can grow. A lot of people are stuck in (legitimate) despair. Gardening and farming--agricultures--can grow them out of it.
~Donna Schaper from Grassroots Gardening

I just love this image of growing hope and curing despair through the garden and the act of recreating (create again, renew) while recreating (activity done for enjoyment)! Yes indeed, good stuff happens in the garden, layers and layers of amazing stuff that one can not even begin to measure by any standardized means.

4 comments:

Patrice Farmer said...

Yes, the garden is hope certainly!

Michelle said...

Greetings Beth! I just stumbled across your blog, and it looks great! I look forward to reading more.

This forum might be of interest to you: http://anurbanplot.blogspot.com/ Come share your organic gardening experiences!

Joshua Landon said...

Hi Beth,

I'd like to speak with you about your blog. I'd like to share with you a blogging topic I think you'll be particularly interested in. I look forward to your reply.

Thanks!

-Josh
jlandon [@] maacenter.org

me said...

I like it! So I wanted to ask how much space (sqft) do you use for your vegetative exploits? I had a terrible time last year because a) my land lord stopped my from expanding my 2.5 sqft garden to any bigger, he was afraid i break the already broken sprinkler system (grrrr) and b) my former TERRIBLE neigbors that live below me ran over my side garden MANY MANY MANY times so I have to once a gain start completely from scratch this year.