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William Congdon, Campo Orzo [Barley Field] (1982) © The William G. Congdon Foundation, Milan-Washington

Tilling and Keeping

Ecology: Issue Two

In our second issue on ecology we take up the first work of man in the garden: tilling and keeping. Here we consider two questions which that work raises: about the relationship between the garden and the gardener, and about who—or what—is at the center of it all. The last question usually gets caught up in the either-or of the two bad alternatives: unchecked human dominion of nature, on the one hand, and the misanthropy which plagues so much of the environmentalist response to it. This issue explores another way.

Humanum: Issues in Family, Culture & Science
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