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An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you—and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

First People - The Legends. Cherokee Legend of Two Wolves. November 16, 2004. [accessed April 7, 2012].

Friday, March 23, 2012

Beltsville Garden Club John Peter Thompson - THE PRICE OF LIBERTY: WEEDS

Beltsville Garden Club 


Our speaker for this month will be John Peter Thompson.  His topic will be, "THE PRICE OF LIBERTY: WEEDS".  The English finally let us in on a little secret.  We didn't win total Independence after they lost the war.  They left behind a covert occupation force, in the substance of weeds, which rapidly became our weeds; pesky and persistent.
John Peter Thompson is a fourth-generation nurseryman who is in the thick of things with the gardening world nationally.  His blog describes him as a gardening speaker, invasive species program developer, sustainability consultant and agricultural research policy advocate.

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