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"The dynamics of a garden are basic. Plants die on you and they thrive on you. They may never talk back, but they inevitably let you know how they feel. There are no politics in a garden, no controversy. Your interaction with a plant is a very singular relationship that’s completely of your own making. In the garden, you explore yourself and your creativity, your tolerance, your madness, your obsessiveness, your level of concentration, your level of caring. There is no competition in gardening, except with yourself."

- Ketzel Levine

from Tending the Earth, Mending the Spirit