I feel that something very special happens when we garden. When we touch the earth. When we are directly involed in the proccess of planting and nurturing. When we are on the ground, up close and personal with all that lives at that level. I believe that for humankind to stay connected to what is real and important they need to connect with nature, the energy of the earth and all its small and magnificent wonders.
At the time I was having this self reflection, vegetable gardening was at an all time low. Peoples lives were becoming more complicated and busier than ever.
It worried me that less and less people were able to connect to the earth at a time when they needed this connection more than ever. Thats when I realized my part, my purpose in my work. To provide the knowledge and the best plants to help people have positive, successful experiences in the garden. To get them excited about growing something, and touch the earth. If you are reading this you most likely know the subtle peace and joy gardening brings.
The next time you are in the garden pause, slow down, observe, smell, feel..... Take off your shoes, walk barefoot in the grass. Lie down in the grass for a moment and close your eyes. Touch the Earth!