By Geri Larkin
Gardens have frequently been used as metaphors for non secular nurturing and development. Zen rock gardens, monastery rose gardens, even your grandmother's vegetable backyard all were defined as areas of safe haven and mirrored image. Drawing on her event operating at Seattle's best gardening heart, Zen instructor Geri Larkin indicates how the act of gardening might help discover your internal creativity, enthusiasm, vigilance, and pleasure. As your backyard grows, so will your spirit. Larkin takes you thru the stairs of making plans, planting, nurturing, and retaining a backyard whereas providing humorous tales and encouraging classes on what crops can educate us approximately our lives. As soothing as a bowl of selfmade vegetable soup, Plant Seed, Pull Weed will entertain, appeal, and encourage you to get your palms soiled and dig deep to domesticate your internal self.
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