October 14, 2008 § Leave a Comment
Here’s why, in the words of Gene Logsdon in his book The Contrary Farmer:
The garden is the only practical way for urban societies to come in close contact with the basic realities of life….To feel the searing heat as well as the comforting warmth of the sun, or to endure the dry wind as well as the soothing breeze; to pray for rain but not too much rain; to long for a spate of dry weather but not too long; to listen to the music of nature as well as the rock beat of human culture; to know that life depends on eating and being eaten; to accept the decay of death as the only way to achieve the resurrection of life…these are all part of an education that the industrial world hungers for but cannot name.
i do hunger for reality. and for roots. i want to buy a little place far away from the Grid, and buy nothing but oil.