Gardening Nature Conservation Growing in Nature
Gardening is not merely a hobby for me. The love of working in the dirt is as much a part of me as my family roots. This activity grounds me.
I have found, through years of practice, that people garden in order to make something grow; to interact with nature; to share, to find sanctuary, to heal,
to honor the earth, to leave a mark. Through gardening, we feel whole as we make our personal work of art upon our land.
– Julie Moir Messervy, The Inward Garden, 1995, p.19
Gardening is ultimately a folly whose goal is to provide delight.
– Deborah Needleman
People who love this world, people who pay attention, are gardeners.
People who are invested, people who are aware. They are gardeners
regardless of whether or not they have ever picked up a trowel.
Because gardening is not just about digging. Or planting, for that
matter. Gardening is about cherishing.
– Terry Hershey, Soul Gardening, p. 159