Urban gardeners will this weekend be tending their humble crops. Few will have studied gardening, instead picking up useful skills as children. Why do we value such domestic knowledge less than a formal education?
gardening is good for the soul
the article talks about gardening as "woman's work" -- i remember helping my grandfather in the garden and I know my father created my childhood garden so I don't have that stereotype -- but I do know that i discovered growing plants is rewarding. A garden is a place of peace, tranquility, creativity and patience. Gardening reminds us to be patient and humble. Nature is in charge and she demands respect but there is growth and life and fertility from death (compost).