RE: gardening and religion
Last weekend I turned several wheelbarrows full of horse manure into our
communal raw compost bin. Aiding me that Sunday afternoon were
representatives of several established jewish, islamic & christian
denominations, an alleged practitioner or Wiccan, and a couple of atheists.
That afternoon, a rainy afternoon, we then had a couple of beers ( our
islamic gardener is a Turk) and then went home to shower.
Our mid-Manhattan garden in Hell's Kitchen is comprised of a regular United
Nations of nationalities, religions, political & sexual proclivities.As a
community garden in NYC we've held weddings, memorial services and varied
rites for everything under the sun.
Our common interest is gardening and our common bond is respect and
tolerance ( unless you let your plants get overrun by morning glories
because of neglect- then we let you have it!)
OK, and we all pray for good weather and a reasonable amount of rain ...even
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kristin Faurest [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 2:25 PM
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> Subject: [cg] gardening and religion
> I just joined this listserver, and what an interesting debate about
> and gardening I tumbled into. My contribution: it's worth noting that the
> word "paradise" actually originates not from something ethereal or unknown
> but from an ancient Persian word that describes an enclosed, private
> a spiritual and physical respite from the outside world.
> Semantics are interesting, aren't they? I for one wouldn't want to be
> for being anti-semantic!
> Kristin Faurest
> Budapest, Hungary
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