Thursday, January 21, 2010

Why I garden/Why Everyone Should Garden

The garden is the perfect example of how we as humans can learn to occupy the planet in a more thoughtful way. The garden is what humans make to feed ourselves; it's like some reconciliation between what humans need to survive and what the planet needs to sustain that. Where we grow food, it's scary, industrial, there's chemicals and machinery - it's problematic. But when you eat out of your garden, you don't dump things in it that you don't want to eat. It's very direct: you understand the connection. And the more disconnected we become from the garden, the more reckless we become with the way we occupy the planet. ~Fritz Haeg
 I love this quote from an interview with Fritz Haeg, architect and project director for Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn.

6 comments:

JP said...

isn't it true - "you don't dump things in it you don't want to eat." But so many never ask what was dumped on what they are eating. Direct involvement seems to be the only way to be interested in where your food comes form. And then, everything changes :)

FX 初心者 said...

That's right, so I must have my own garden too.

Melinda said...

Great quote! I concur.

Beth Molaro said...

We can all think about global issues.. but it all MUST begin in our own backyards or front yards as the case may be... That's were it all really hits HOME!

viggie said...

Oh wonderful quote.

Grasshopper said...

Very nice quote,I totally agree. I hope everyone would realize and appreciate gardening and its benefits.