We helped to provide fresh vegetables to shelters and the working poor in our local communities. My older son and I dug up and cleared dead things while leaving some leaves for the worms. Lifted irrigation and spread fresh new soil before planting herbs and cabbages. We poured a lot of sweat, laughed a lot and got dirt all over us.
This tending to plants is not intuitive to me yet all of it felt good and grounding. I think that may be a pun though my older son would say the pun took too long to set up, it’s almost there! Hanging out together, his wordplay is inspiring!