Inspiration from Nature

We believe nature itself is our most powerful educator. Cultivating life, food, flowers in a way that is sustainable and caring for the land in a way that supports a diverse ecosystem a few of our goals. We hope to build programs around teaching children about organic, permaculture, gardening and environmental awareness. We hope to provide a sanctuary in a busy city for diversity in humans, birds, insects, and life in general.

The Summer Day
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

by Mary Oliver

Who made the world?

Who made the swan, and the black bear?

Who made the grasshopper?

This grasshopper, I mean-

the one who has flung herself out of the grass,

the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,

who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-

who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.

Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.

Now she snaps her wings open and floats away.

I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.

I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down

into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass

how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,

which is what I have been doing all day.

Tell me, what else should I have done?

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?

Tell me, what what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

-Mary Oliver

Dedicated to the founder of Nature Garden Gambia, Margaret Roberton.

A beautiful, wise, gentle soul who gave to the community, cultivated this beautiful garden, and planted the seeds for future great work to be done!