July 2008


What a transformation we made!

14 people, 2 shifts, 2 meals eaten, 40 human-hours in total, A large patch of invasive weeds “relocated”, 2 paths built, A giant pile of mulch spread throughout the gardens, A large pot with lavender added to the chicken forest, A baby oak given a new home, Worm casings and compost placed in new growing areas, Approximately 40 new plants put in the ground, A new seating spot, 8 pina coladas consumed.

Much passive voice used.

“You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth . . .

When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music . . .

But I say to you that when you work you fulfill a part of earth’s furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, and in keeping yourself with labor you are in truth loving life, and to love life through labor is to be intimate with life’s inmost secret. . .

And what is it to work with love? . . .

It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy, even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit. It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit, and to know that all the blessed dead are standing about you and watching. . .

Work is love made visible.”

–Kahlil Gibran, from The Prophet, [courtesy of Lois]

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Look for the map on the wiki! You can add the names of the stewards for each garden region there!