“A community is the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the space define and limit the possibilities of each others’ lives.” –Wendell Berry
After reading this gobbet of wisdom from the great agrarian Wendell Berry on the website of one our neighboring Virginia growers, Origins Farm (check out their beautiful photography here), it felt wonderful to soak in the rays of the sun and let these words guide our gardening practice as a sort of meditation on our last spring workday. Workdays at the U.Va. Community Garden are typically a joyful blend of learning, interfacing with the soil, wondering at bugs, joking around, and meeting new people, but if we step back we can see that these activities of cultivating place help us cultivate friendship as well.
In addition to Sunday workdays (3 to 5 every week), Tuesday workdays have started! Join us from 11 to noon for some midweek planting fun. See you in the garden!