“Growth has its seasons. There are spring and summer, but there are also fall and winter. And then spring and summer again. As long as the roots are not severed, all is well and all be well.” – Jerzy Kosinski, “Being There”
Wise men and visionaries have always known, cognitively or intuitively, that there is something restorative in the alchemy of combining soil and toil.
From the Garden of Eden to Pearl Buck’s Good Earth and Wendell Berry’s quiet ruminations on the nature of Nature, the condition of the land and the condition of the human soul have been intuitively and expressly understood to be inextricably intertwined.
Here in Grand Cayman, Beacon Farms has tapped into a well of knowledge in making the focus of its business the growth of both seeds and planters. As told in today’s Front Page article about the program, organizers intend for the 34-acre property in Frank Sound to be a fully functioning, independent agricultural operation, involved in the production of everything from coconut oil to premium cigars.
In so doing, the farm offers honest work, a steady paycheck and a supportive environment to alumni of the Bridge Foundation halfway house for recovering addicts and reformed prisoners in West Bay.
Read More at the Cayman Compass