My Mum's Garden

At my mum's garden there is a long table. There is always someone turning up unannounced. At weekends there are always huge pans on the stove. The menu is farm to table in its purest form. Sobremesas (the time spent after a meal, sitting around the table chatting) smell like homemade bread and go on all through the evening. My mum's garden is the garden of us all. And it is the best inspiration because through it she has taught us, the younger generation, that fighting for the environment is worth it.

 

“Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating.”

*Quote by Wendell Berry