But patience does work wonders, and the wonder of it all is why we keep coming back for more year after year.
I am currently in the love love stage of my affair right now, and I'm even going to share some of my love's secrets!
Look at your feet. You are standing in the sky.
When we think of the sky, we tend to look up,
but the sky actually begins at the earth.
- Diane Ackerman
Connection with gardens, even small ones, even potted plants, can
become windows to the inner life. The simple act of stopping and
looking at the beauty around us can be prayer.
- Patricia R. Barrett, The Sacred Garden
A person who undertakes to grow a garden at home,
by practices that will preserve rather than exploit the economy of the soil,
has his mind precisely against what is wrong with us....
What I am saying is that if we apply our minds directly and competently to the needs of the earth, then we will have begun to make fundamental and necessary changes in our minds.
We will begin to understand and to mistrust and to change our wasteful economy, which markets not just the produce of the earth, but also the earth's ability to produce.
- Wendell Berry, 1970
I have come to terms with the future. From this day onward I will
walk easy on the earth. Plant trees. Kill no living things. Live in
harmony with all creatures. I will restore the earth where I am.
Use no more of its resources than I need. And listen, listen to
what it is telling me.
- M. J. Slim Hooey
In my household, we have adopted that attitude to 'restore the earth where I am'. We recycle everything. We are lucky to live in a comunity who believes in and offers the opportunity to recycle as part of trash pickup, and we do our part.