Respect for Worms
- Subject: [cg] Respect for Worms
- From: "Honigman, Adam" Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com
- Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 18:16:38 -0500
From middle aged gardener guy's perspective,
what's better than a NYC garden full of worms? While I'm at work, watching the
Superbowl, sleeping, paying bills, at a concert, making dinner, on the subway,
or engaging in myriad quotidian activities, these primeval little beasts are
aerating and enriching the compost bins and soil of our garden in ways that are
spring, when I clear off the some of the mulch from my raised bed and start
to plant, the work that the worms have done and continue to do always amazes.
When conscious gardener doesn't love a worm...and when they get a veggie or an
apple, well that's because we didn't pick it fast enough.
continue to use compost, and intelligently and organically amend your
soil, digging with care, gently returning the worms you
inadvertantly dig up to their home, you're in step with the universe and
the natural order of things.
story: President and gentleman farmer Franklin Delano Roosevelt understood
this, profoundly. He left instructions that he be buried in a coffin
with a missing side, in order that he be become one with his beloved rose garden
all the sooner. The next time you get up to Hyde Park, look at the
roses...they're filled with Roosevelt's essence - literally.
I agree, Helen - some of us, some of the time, sound
like we have pretty funny loves.... Laurie