How, when, does one become a gardener? What draws us to the soil, to the creation of beauty, to participation in the never-ending cycle of birth and death and rejuvenation? I'm sure we each have our own stories of how we came to be part of Nature's great garden.
Mine has something to do with being raised in a small town in western New York State. It has something to do with my agrarian ancestors. And it has something to do with being at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, New York, in the summer of 1969.
My Woodstock story was chosen as a chapter in the recently-issued book, Woodstock Revisited. This month, the 40th anniversary of that signature event, I'll be doing talks and readings on the book and on Woodstock. Look for me at:
Borders Southbury, Saturday, August 1. 2-4
Borders Danbury, Saturday, August 22nd. 2-4
Gunn Library in Washington, CT. Thursday August 27th, 6:30 to 8.
For those of you who remember the 60's, come and reminisce. For those of you you wish you'd been there, come and hear about it from those who were present. And for those of you who are gardeners, come and hear a unique tale of a gardener in the making.