Monday, June 2, 2014

L'Orto


sun, rain, dirt, insects

earth's abundance, holy ground

breath of life


I want my children to know what they are eating

to know that food comes from the ground, the farm..

that real food is slow, takes time to grow, to prepare, to eat

I want them to dirty their hands in the soil

to grow a small patch every year

to feel the sun and rain and cloud cover overheard



linking to
haiku my heart at recuerda mi corazon

16 comments:

  1. I wanted that for my 1st grade students too; when I taught my partner teacher and I were lucky to have a garden at our school.

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  2. That is the way to go. Growing one's own bounty is pleasurable and fulfilling.

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  3. Sad to think that a lot of children don't know that.
    Heart "slow food"

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  4. I think that we too often forget that holy ground can be messy and annoying at times. Thanks for this little gem of a reminder!

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  5. What a great lesson to share with anyone, we should all remain conscious that food takes time and effort to grow and doesn't just magically appear in the fridge, ready to be eaten.

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  6. Why do insects have to come in abundance? ;)

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    1. I ponder this every time I step into my garden! :)

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  7. I love this! The haiku and the philosophy! Let them did in the dirt! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This is a feast your haiku and your wants... I want this too, this relationship with my food. I love making a meal from my garden and your haiku is a perfect grace before eating. Thank you!

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  9. is there any greater gift than to share the joy of life? gardening imparts this from the miracle of tiny seeds emerging from dark soil, through summer days of nurturing and tending, and every sweet taste in between; holy ground indeed!

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  10. Great haiku and great lesson for the kids.

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  11. Have you stopped blogging? I cant seem to find a current page. :(

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    1. It has been a chaotic time. I may get in once a month for now, but i peak around at others as i can. Thx! L

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  12. dearest,
    outside of haiku my heart, i have taken a year off from social media to practice silence, to take time to look deeply within. suddenly it is october and i feel myself resurfacing. what better way to return to the world of blogging then to share the art of remembering. i hope you will join me in this deeply meaning time of acknowledging our loved ones. i miss you. xo

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    1. I will do my best :-) Thx for the invite!

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