Elliot Coleman: Integrating gardening into your life

” … in many people’s minds, the idea of supply most of their food seems like a large, complicated chore outside of their experience. But the truth is that growing food is the most basic activity of human civilization, not some mysterious industrial process. You do not need a large-scale operation. Your food is now produced in bits and pieces around the year. You are integrating the garden into your life in the same way you integrate other important activities such as helping your children with homework, playing catch and talking with them, sharing in household chores, an helping out your neighbors. You don’t hire others to do these jobs. You do them yourself because they are meaningful, joyful, and important to your family’s spiritual welfare. Your food is of no less importance.”

— Elliot Coleman, The Four Season Harvest