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.
About the Author:
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.