Cornucopia

The cornucopia (from Latin cornu copiae) or horn of plenty is a symbol of abundance and nourishment, commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with produce, flowers, nuts, other edibles, or wealth in some form. Originating in classical antiquity, it has continued as a symbol in Western art, and it is particularly associated with the Thanksgiving holiday in North AmericaWiki

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“Our disconnection from the Earth is epitomised by our relationship to food.  Most urban people associate food with supermarkets, but fail to connect it with the land. “

David Suzuki (Naked Ape to Super species 1999)

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Here is the Promise……

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Here is the miracle.

 Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
John Petit-Senn

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 “Food is so primal, so essential a part of our lives, often the mere sharing of recipes with strangers turns them into good friends. That’s why I love this community”
Jasmine Heiler

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 Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food
Hippocrates
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“There is enough for all. The earth is a generous mother; she will provide in plentiful abundance food for all her children if they will but cultivate her soil in justice and in peace.”
Bourke Coekran

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“Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth are never alone or weary of life”

Rachael Carson

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“If we could see the miracle of a single flower, our whole life would change”

The Buddha

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“Laughter is brightest, in the place here the food is.”
Irish Proverb

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“Gardening, like sex and food, lies somewhere between art and nature, being wholly neither but partly both.”
Roger Grounds
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“I think it could be plausibly argued that changes of diet are more important than changes of dynasty or even of religion….Yet it is curious how seldom the all-importance of food is recognized.You see statues everywhere to politicians, poets, bishops, but none to cooks or bacon-curers or market gardeners” – George Orwell
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Thanksgiving
We return thanks to our mother, the earth,
which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams,
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs,
which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and stars,
which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to the sun,
that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in Whom is embodied all goodness,
and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.
~ Iroquois ~
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“Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach

I am exceedingly grateful to now be living in a bountiful home, with clean air, clean water, a place to grow my vegetables, and most of all, to wander down to the orchard and pick the fruit from the trees.  I have not known such abundance of fresh home-grown fruit since my childhood.  My thanks to my father for planting the love of gardening in my soul.  He also gave me a love of poetry.

“If food is poetry, is not poetry also food?”
Joyce Carol Oates

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