• What We Need Is Here

    Had a great day presenting at both Camino de Paz School and Farm and the Santa Fe Master Gardeners’ Fair. I concluded the CdP talk with a perfectly apropos poem.


    What We Need Is Here

    by Wendell Berry


    Geese appear high over us,

    pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,

    as in love or sleep, holds

    them to their way, clear

    in the ancient faith: what we need

    is here. And we pray, not

    for new earth or heaven, but to be

    quiet in heart, and in eye,

    clear. What we need is here.

    Later in the day, after my fast-paced talk for the master gardeners, I was able to take a look at all of the great booths full of awesome garden stuff. My favorite was the “Grow Y’own” booth. There, I found my friend Jeff Carbine working with the company’s founder, Ken Kuhne. They sell various sizes of of affordable raised-bed hoop houses that protect annual vegetables from too much sun in the summer and too much cold in the winter. Check out www.growyown.com for more info.


    If more of us used systems like Kuhne’s, I think we’d find that Wendell Berry is right!


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