I contribute each year to Sundog Poetry because a.) I love to read and to write poetry, b.) I am a nurturer by nature, and c.) this is an organization that is spearheaded by two women I treasure as friends.
Every summer there is a garden party/reception for those who support the efforts of this organization to bring poetry and poets to Vermont and beyond. It is hosted at the home of Mary Jane Dickerson, whom I consider my mentor in poetry writing.
She is a poet and also gardener. Hers gardens are actually a kind of poetry to my eye.
There are a number of people from my old town, where I had a large yard and where I was able to do some gardening, who have complimented my attentions to yard work. I was neat, but I was not a gardener. Not like this.