A Quote by Jim Nollman on admiration, art, earth, ecology, garden, home, people, perspective, plants, power, practice, spirituality, time, and water

A garden is the place millions of people go to touch the earth, to smell flowers - to use some of that fabled human brain power in the cause of better participating with natural processes in the place they call home. It serves as an art project, an organic produce market, a spiritual practice, a pharmacy. It offers ongoing lessons in ecology, biology, chemistry, geology, meteorology. Gardening imparts an organic perspective on the passage of time. It bestows on its practitioners a genuine sense of admiration for the plants, the soil, the sun, the water.

Jim Nollman

Source: Why We Garden: Cultivating a Sense of Place, 1994, p. 2.

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