Sunday, June 15, 2008

the "growing" tree

Every Tuesday from June to November since Zoe was in diapers she has been building community in this tree! She meets her special friends and makes new friends, she checks out how far the older kids climb and sets her goals. I have learned a lot by watching her, though she is very outgoing and assertive she is not a fearless nor a confident climber. Cautiously week after week she inches higher and higher carefully watching how the more experienced climbers do it.

It is a White Pine- the Tree of Peace. Here's a sweet article on White Pine written my teacher/mentor Susun Weed

The tallest White Pine in Mass is the
Jake Swamp Tree on the Mohawk Trail SF-Trees of Peace which is 160.8.

while z is building her community I am growing mine for this tree is at our beloved CSA Natural Roots. This is my fifth season and I cannot imagine a summer without the weekly vegetable pick ups. Every year the store grows to include more locally grown foods- honey, bread, yogurt, kombucha, cheeses, salad dressings and of course the on site South River Miso. Their Wild Leek and Dandelion Miso is too die for!! check them out!!! All these AMAZING products are made within a few miles from grateful are we.

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