I was really in a tiz thinking that I was going to be without the means of spreading the energy from Bealtaine Cottage and I’m glad about that, because as the evening progressed and my computer was being fixed, I had time to think about all the people I have met through this blog…and what we all have in common…Passion!
Growing life from seed and sharing the abundance of the ensuing seed and all because of Monsanto!
If Monsanto had not attempted to own and monopolize our seed, I would never have met Elena from Greece, who posted me this Rocket seed…now in the process of making more seed!
Or David from the U.S. who sent me these Oak seeds, now growing in pots in the shelter of one of the sheds.
And Eric who posted me a selection of tree seeds, all scattered in the gardens, for me to find in the autumn, as flowers and fruit and vegetables die back.
For then I will carefully lift and pot them on.
And the package I recently received from Switzerland, filled with Ginkgo seeds, a unique species of tree with no close living relatives.
A tree that tolerates pollution and indeed even survived the Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima!
Or the Black Tomato seeds from Tara in New York!
The wickedness perpetrated by Monsanto, in trying to arrest, control and kill off the great biodiversity of life, has awakened so many to the very essence of life itself…seed!
We are now aware and able to articulate what it is that makes life so fantastic…and it all stems from seed.
Nine years ago, my main interest in seed was far from protecting it, but simply in growing.
Thanks to Monsanto, I got to know great people like Dr Vandana Shiva, who opened the door into a wonderful world of possibilities and challenges, to save and nurture seed.
Nine years ago I was growing food and flowers…today I am growing an Ark for Mother Nature, one that is more than the sum total of everything I have ever done before!
Monsanto has aroused passions in people that few were ever aware of…certainly I never felt this passionate about Mother Earth!
And that is the difference between Monsanto executives and Seed savers and nurturers…passion.
They just don’t have it!
Eat your heart out, Monsanto!
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