'A person who undertakes to grow a garden at home, by practices that will preserve rather than exploit the soil, has set his mind decisively against what is wrong with us. He is helping himself in a way that dignifies him and that is rich in meaning and pleasure. But he is doing something else that is more important: He is making vital contact with the soil and the weather on which life depends. He will no longer look upon rain as a traffic impediment, or upon the sun as a holiday decoration. And his sense of humanity's dependence on the world will have grown precise enough, one would hope, to be politically clarifying and useful.'
A Continuous Harmony is published by Shoemaker & Hoard (Avalon Publishing Group Inc)