jewels vs. soil

Posted On: 2012/05/05 by dg

What greater stupidity can be imagined than that of calling jewels, silver, and gold “precious,” and earth and soil “base”? People who do this ought to remember that if there were as great a scarcity of soil as of jewels or precious metals, there would not be a prince who would not spend a bushel of diamonds and rubies and a cartload of gold just to have enough earth to plant a jasmine in a little pot, or to sow an orange seed and watch it sprout, grow, and produce its handsome leaves, its fragrant flowers, and fine fruit.

Galileo Galilei

  • Ejtindc

    Hi,  I enjoyed your 3 videos and feel you’re providing some useful info.  It would be helpful though to talk about issues for people who don’t live in CA (or WA) – places with a much greater access to a wide variety of local foods and a long growing season.  For example, there sure ain’t no urban orange trees where I live.  Also, I think in your foraging video you meant to say our earliest ancestors, no?  But keep up the good work – I learned a bunch.

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