Using Gardens To Change the Self And World
by Chirag Patel
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A broad ranging how-to guide through permaculture gardening and community development, featuring:
- Articles about gardening in rough environments
- Anecdotes about using the garden in school
“If ever a mortal heard the word of God, it would be in a garden at the close of day.” I first read that quote in Civ.
Over the years, I’ve learned more and more about the natural world. In many ways, it was a natural outgrowth of both my philosophical approach and my inclination for teaching. It’s a matter of a development orientation, which comes down to watching, experimenting, and learning.
Gardening, as presented here, is more than just growing things; it’s teaching and learning in the most practical and natural possible way. It’s called natural science for a reason.
Collected herein are a series of gardening columns (written for the local newspaper), tips on companion planting and permaculture, and short stories of our in-school gardening projects that’ll give you a rounded idea of how to operate your garden as a space for growing, whether that’s veggies and wildlife or confidence and education.