Friday, May 29, 2009

Abundance

We've been eating locally gleaned fruit since January and this week marks the end of the season; apples, plums, blackberries quinces and pears have been in abundance in these parts and we have had free fresh fruit for almost six months.



After eating this food it is not possible to eat supermarket fruit again. In the meantime our own fruit trees are growing up.

2 comments:

kickknees said...

peej, i'm just re-reading my michel serres book, the natural contract, and just found this gem:

"The greatest event of the twentieth century incontestably remains the disappearance of agricultural activity at the helm of human life in general and of individual cultures.

Now living only indoors, immersed only in passing time and not out in the weather, our contemporaries, packed into cities, use neither shovel nor oar; worse yet, they've never even seen them. Indifferent to the climate, except during their vacations when they rediscover the world in a clumsy, arcadian way, they naively pollute what they don't know, which rarely hurts them and never concerns them."

it could almost be worth inscribing this quote on your body with a chainsaw... you'd get plenty of reading done then.

x, n.

The Garden of Self-Defence said...

that's a great quote, but have to keep in mind the the hairy text that already proliferates. on some days it can be quite alarmist.

its not impossible to return to veritable self-sufficiency. access to land is a major problem in capitalist countries, but this can be overcome.

nomadic gardens or temporary gardens seem more and more likely as climates shift. people will pack up and move their composts, seed collection and potted plants before their HEUs, books and fridges, perhaps..