Late on Thanksgiving Day, Devon Hartman sent an email message from his retreat in the mountains to note that he was thinking of Sustainable Claremont—the satisfaction of working with like-minded people toward a sustainable future and the prospects for the year to come.
“And then my heart with pleasure fills
And dances with the daffodils.”
This pretty much sums up my feelings about gardening. As a kid, I happily planted succulents donated by neighbors thinning their beds, and bought more with my allowance. I planted vegetables and pulled up a carrot or radish each day to see if they were big enough to eat (needless to say, the eventual harvest was small!).