Picture this: it’s just after 9am on a Monday morning, and the Baptist Church is thrumming with over 130 gardeners from our local area. Tables laden with flowering plants, sub-committees, and sign-up sheets line the walls. A tea and biscuit service is prepared with military precision. Every member is bedecked with an engraved name tag, smiling and radiating the sort of positive energy that only comes from years of connection to the soil and open sky.

The Ulladulla and Districts Garden Club is more akin to a functional city-state than a simple gathering of like-minded, green-thumbed souls. I was only there a morning, to talk about growing mushrooms, their medicinal uses, and the future of bio-materials. Yet I left buoyed by the collective energy of our local gardening sages. We’re so very blessed to count you among our number.

Thanks for having me.

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s