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Content material:
Chapter 1 The Virtues of Gardening (pages 11–25): Isis Brook
Chapter 2 Cultivating the Soul (pages 26–37): Meghan T. Ray
Chapter three Escaping Eden (pages 38–47): Matthew Hall
Chapter four nutrition excellent foodstuff (pages 48–61): Helene Gammack
Chapter five crops, Prayers, and gear (pages 63–78): Jo Day
Chapter 6 Brussels Sprouts and Empire (pages 79–92): Michael Moss
Chapter 7 Transplanting Liberty (pages 93–105): Laura Aurrichio
Chapter eight Cockney Plots (pages 106–117): Elizabeth A. Scott
Chapter nine Hortus Incantans (pages 119–134): Eric MacDonald
Chapter 10 Gardens, track, and Time (pages 136–147): Ismay Barwell and John Powell
Chapter eleven The Pragmatic Picturesque (pages 148–160): Gary Shapiro
Chapter 12 Illusions of Grandeur (pages 161–177): Robert Neuman
Chapter thirteen Time and Temporality within the backyard (pages 178–191): Dr. Mara Miller
Chapter 14 Cultivating Our backyard (pages 192–203): Dan O'Brien
Chapter 15 The backyard of the Aztec Philosopher?King (pages 205–219): Susan Toby Evans
Chapter sixteen Epicurus, the backyard, and the Golden Age (pages 220–231): Gordon Campbell
Chapter 17 Gardener of Souls (pages 232–244): Anne Cotton

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From here I will discuss the introduction of an ethics towards the plants in the domestic Western garden. Eden and Plants for Human Use While there are many overlapping historical, philosophical, political, and sociological factors at play in the exclusion of plants from ethical discourse,2 the most relevant to the practice of gardening are those which help to formulate the basic ideas of the garden – what a garden is and what a garden does. In this matter, it is crucial to examine the prototypic garden, the Garden of Eden, the most famous and influential of gardens in Western cultures.

He makes his case for farming life succinctly in his preface; farming is the only profession that combines security and profitability with honor and tradition. His text is prescriptive and specific, written in the imperative voice, and his advice does not rely upon foreign scholarship. This focus on Roman experience suited Cato’s political agenda, turning attention away from Hellenistic literature toward good, practical Roman prose. This insistence on the here and now distinguished Cato from the writers who came after him for whom authority and past practice were much greater preoccupations.

In doing so I will consider gardens and gardeners (in a broad sense) for whom ethical recognition for plants emerges from an understanding of the connections between plants and human beings. From here I will discuss the introduction of an ethics towards the plants in the domestic Western garden. Eden and Plants for Human Use While there are many overlapping historical, philosophical, political, and sociological factors at play in the exclusion of plants from ethical discourse,2 the most relevant to the practice of gardening are those which help to formulate the basic ideas of the garden – what a garden is and what a garden does.

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