hope, expectation, trust

We plant and sow our forest gardens in hope – hope of achieving our various goals, be they biodiversity, abundance, beauty and more.  Nevertheless experience guides our expectations and we understand the likelihood of all manner variability and vulnerability.  And yet, in walking the path of the forest gardener integrating ourselves within the ecosystem of the garden we gain a new sense of trust in nature.

Over time we grow and mature as forest gardeners; bearing our own fruit of understanding, insight, care and compassion which in turn nourish and support increasing sensitivity.  Through sensitivity we experience an ever deepening bond with the garden and all of nature beyond its bounds, and we make more appropriate responses to the variability and vulnerability that time and nature bring …. all of which deepens trust ……

principle: polyculture learning is slow learning.

About Anni Kelsey

I love forest gardens and forest gardening, nature, reading and everything good about being alive. I have written two books - the garden of equal delights (2020) - about the principles and practice of forest gardening; and Edible Perennial Gardening (2014) - about growing perennial vegetables in polycultures, which is basically forest gardening concentrating on the lower layers.
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