Voices from the Grassroots: An Online Quarterly

A platform for North American grassroots organizers and organizations in the good food movement to share their work—both triumph and failure.


Crop Is Ready

Crop is ready, let's rejoice. 

Combine, scythe, sickle, scissors:

What's the harvest tool of choice?

Turbine, clippers, pumpernickel?

Dactyl rhythm, beats them all,

Double couplets large and small,

Leaving shells to decompose,

Permaculture loves its nose.

Photos of Mr Henkin, originally published in EdibleManhattan, are used with permission of the photographer, Michael Rudin.

About the Author:

Jerry Henkin

Librarian, Northern Nut Growers Association

President, New York Nut Growers Association

Retired English High School Teacher

I feel a calling to help people all over the world have healthy food to prevent malnutrition and famine. Growing even a small portion of one's food develops self confidence and pride. Toward that goal, I grow vegetables in a community garden from March through November, and bean and seed sprouts indoors twelve months a year. For the long haul, I grow nut trees. I've been sprouting for over 50 years, and am the current President of the New York Nut Growers Association. I keep learning more about food, sharing the harvests, and teaching others. 

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