“A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating.” – Wendell Berry
While the river takes us in her flow, teaches us to go slow, to let go, the land allows us to sink our hands right into her and feel that deep kind of tangible connection, skin to soil.
Our sustainable food garden at River Lodge contributes to supporting us and providing for our guests. As it has grown, as we have become more and more enmeshed in its daily care, it has taken on a greater role in inspiring us, uniting us and exciting us. It has made us reconsider everything, from our earthworms and ladybugs and the great elements and their changes to the role of community in everything we do.
The garden is where we can both forget ourselves and find ourselves. Whatever our role in its cycle.
Below is a look at a few updates from our green grocery on the riverbank… compliments of Royal Chundu Head Gardener, Obvious.