Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Leopold, Auden & Kimber

"'That land yields a cultural harvest is a fact long known, but latterly often forgotten.' If land is not treated with love and respect for the community of soil, water, plants, and creatures it is, then the land will be degraded and impoverished, and the culture responsible will reap a harvest of degradation and impoverishment. 'A culture,' [WH] Auden wrote in a line that could have been [Aldo] Leopold's as well, 'is no better than its woods.'"
-Robert Kimber, from his tremendous book, "Living Wild and Domestic"

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