A garden which grows true to its own laws is not a wilderness, yet not entirely artificial either.
[…] A garden growing wild is healthier, more capable of stable growth, than the more clipped and artificial garden. The garden can be left alone, it will not go to ruin in one or two seasons.
And for the people too, the garden growing wild creates a more profound experience. The gardener is in the position of a good doctor, watchin the nature take its course, occasionally taking action, pruning, pulling out some species, only to give the garden more room to grow and become itself. By contrast, the gardens that have to be tended obsessively, enslave a person to them; you cannot learn from them in quite the same way.*
Jos ajellusta etupuutarhasta on pikkuhiljaa tulossa sosiaalisen hyväksyttävyyden standardi, luomumeiningin ystävät jäävät omaksi kulutustaskukseen. Alan lehden nimeksi kaavaillaan Rämemajavaa.
*Alexander, Ishikawa, Silverstein 1977: A Pattern Language