Sunday, March 4, 2012

For those that follow

I always feel like apologizing for my lack of posting on this blog. Pure and simple, there are not enough hours in a day to do everything I want to do.

I had the pleasure of sharing a day with dietetic interns at Western Michigan University last month and also meeting some of their faculty. I feel like I made at least a dozen new friends! One of the faculty members told me about a plaque that her dad (or grandfather?) had in his office that she now has in hers.

The message on the plaque fits so beautifully on this blog, which is about gardening for life, for memories, for the future, all of the above. No matter which reason each of us may start a Cancer Victory Garden™, I'll just guess that we end up thinking deeply about 'all of the above' during the times we are down on our knees with our hands in the earth.

My friend sent me a photo of her plaque, which I am sure that she reads with loving memories but also with an eye firmly on the future. No matter what she plants in her own garden, I know for certain that she is planting and nurturing seeds of professionalism in her student dietitians.

Thank you, Carol, for sharing your family with me and also sharing your commitment to health through whole foods with the future.

(Photo: The Talmud (Ta-anit 23a) from Carol Pratt, Kalamazoo, MI) 
Cultivating health through a garden's nourishment of both body and soul,

Diana Dyer, MS, RD

2 comments:

Robbie Palm said...

I just found your blog, I love the title of your garden " Cancer Victory Garden." I was dx in 2000 with indolent follicular lymphoma and started healing my body by tearing up my backyard to plant fresh organic food to heal my body and soul,too. Keep posting and sharing...I believe we all can grow our medicine in our garden, fresh organic food...and it is fun to do too! robbie :-) I feed my immune system with my fresh garden food...best medicine in the world to daily fight/learn to live with cancer:)

Diana Dyer said...

Robbie,
Thanks for finding my CancerVictoryGardens blog. I have been so busy with my farm since early last spring that I am just now 're-finding' your comment. Thank you for sharing your beautiful and hopeful journey. You are an inspiration! If you ever want to submit photos for me to post up with your story, I am happy to do that. Please send them to me at cancervictorygarden (at) gmail (dot) com.
Diana