Learning to Garden
The attitudes and ways of learning of many centuries centered on the idea of learning by doing. No book or instruction sheets were used to outline the skills necessary for the many tasks a person needed to survive. Within traditional Mennonite society this approach still prevails. Not only do children learn the methods of the skills but they also learn much about their parents as people. There is a transfer not just of knowledge but also of character. Perhaps children today do not get enough time with their parents not only to learn life skills but also to strengthen personal connections. How would I know? I don’t even have any children.
16" x 12"