The hands that plant a garden
Are hands of loving care
They seek the barren places
To scatter beauty there
The hearts that love a garden
Are hearts that love the earth
They glory in each bird song
And in each flower's birth
The minds that plan a garden
Are minds that are close to God
For understanding comes to those
Who kneel and tend the sod
Lucia Foster.Charter Member
2016 Theme - Sustainable Gardening
Sustainability is most often associated with the environment and specifically to our landscapes and gardens. What is a sustainable garden? It is an organic garden taken a step further. Following these practices will sustain soils and plants while it nourishes and sustains your family, both physically and aesthetically. Organic gardening also points us towards other gardening practices that pursue the goal of sustainability by conserving resources.
Sustainability isn’t a commodity as much as it is a lifestyle. It has immediate as well as long-term rewards. Generally, sustainability is forward-thinking, looking ahead to secure a future for you and yours, getting things to last, making things better than you’ve found them. When one chooses to preserve and protect resources, to make as little negative impact on the earth as possible, to nurture the planet as well as those around us, one has chosen the path of sustainability.
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