Gardening Teaches a Work Ethic

Gardening Teaches a Work Ethic

“The land provides the greatest abundance of good things, but doesn’t allow them to be taken without effort. It trains people to endure the cold of winter and the heat of summer.” “Furthermore, the land also freely teaches justice to those who are capable of learning;...
Gardening Teaches Humility and Prayer

Gardening Teaches Humility and Prayer

“Do you think it is any less necessary to ask the gods for mercy where agricultural affairs are concerned? Sensible farmers, I can assure you, worship and pray to the gods about their fruits, grain, cattle, horses, sheep—yes, and all their property.” Xenophon, The...
Why Everyone Should Garden: a Series

Why Everyone Should Garden: a Series

“The Paterfamilias should think a long time about building, but planting is a thing not be thought about but done.” Cato the Elder, On Agriculture I have spoken to many people who have thought about gardening but who have not started to do so. That is why these words...

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