Friday, May 11, 2012

Quote du jour/Mahatma Gandhi




To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

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  1. Great quote. My most relaxing time is puttering around in the garden. It always amazes me when I find something new growing.

    Ann

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    1. Gandhi always amazes me. All these years later, his truths endure.

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  2. So very true and we keep getting further and further away from that!

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    1. There are some promising things now like urban gardening, rooftop gardening, and also younger people farming smaller places for niche markets. All of which give me hope.

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  3. I love how this quote grounds me; quite literally. My father is a cattleman, and he always called himself a tiller of the soil believing quite strongly that we are required to care for it. In so doing we care for ourselves; getting in touch, I think, from whence we came and to what we shall return. (Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.)

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