Three things: Garden ethics, blackberries, and microbes

I just came across this quote by Alan Kapuler, founder of Peace Seeds in Oregon, and I nod everytime I read it:  The garden is a metaphor for having a place to develop an ethical way to understand life, and to make a life that is ethical.

After reading my Brambling haiku, a friend sent me a link to Seamus Heaney reading his poem, Blackberry Picking.  That bitter disappointment when you realise you cannot easily store the fruits long in a hiding place!  Foraged fruits like these  are certainly ones that are best enjoyed immediately, where there is no napkin to wipe the juices running down your chin.

My latest review–of Tiny: the invisible world of microbes–is up on Look Book Report.  (If you would like to read a review of a more garden-y picture book, check out The Little Gardener).


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