SYH Project

Larry Harrold on the backhoe and Randy Roth spraying down dust

“A garden, in Native North America, is not just a place to grow food.  Taking care of a garden is one of the most important ways that people become a part of the great Circles of Life.  Every time we plant a seed, add compost to the soil, water a seedling, pull a weed, talk or sing gently to the plants or say “thank you” for the blooming flowers, we are giving a gift.  In turn we recieve knowledge, peace of mind, food for our bodies, a growing spirit of giving and a sense of having a full life.”

from Native American Gardening, Stories, Projects and Recipes for Families by Michael J Caduto and Joseph Bruchac