CFF Blog 5-10-20
This week my team and I were planting native vine maples (video here) along our south farm boundary.
Why plant them? Shade, shelter, food for animals, sequestering carbon, holding soil, absorbing moisture…all good and necessary. Then I paused and heard some robins singing in taller trees near by, and recalled this Wendell Berry poem.
For The Future
Planting trees early in spring,
we make a place for birds to sing
in time to come.
How do we know?
They are singing here now.
There is no other guarantee
that singing will ever be.
Take a listen to Wendell Berry reading his poem here (only 20 seconds)
Our vine maples might grow into something that looks like this.
Kathleen Fruge Brown, New Vine Maple Leaves, 18 x 24”, oil on canvas, Copyright 2019. Used with permission.
Planting for Tomorrow,