There are two quotes from the venerable Alan Chadwick which sum up the bulk of my farming and gardening philosophy -
"Feed the soil, not the plant"
"Take care of the edges and the middle will take care of itself"
Both of these simple yet beautiful sayings contain deeper metaphors which could take a lifetime to explain.
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Cover Crops are the KEY to Organic Gardening & Farming Success -
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My work is loving the world.
Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird-
equal seekers of sweetness.
Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.
Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.
Are my boots old? Is my coat torn?
Am I no longer young, and still not half-perfect? Let me
keep my mind on what matters,
which is my work,
which is mostly standing still and learning to be
The phoebe, the delphinium.
The sheep in the pasture, and the pasture.
Which is mostly rejoicing, since all the ingredients are here,
which is gratitude, to be given a mind and a heart
and these body-clothes,
a mouth with which to give shouts of joy
to the moth and the wren, to the sleepy dug-up clam,
telling them all, over and over, how it is
that we live forever.
___From THIRST: poems by Mary Oliver,Boston, Beacon Press 2006
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