The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum educates people about America’s Father of Modern Horticulture through preserving his birth site and promoting his vision linking horticulture and the environment to everyday life.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
The Simple Wisdom of the Fields
The more perfect the machinery of our lives, the more artificial do they become. Teaching is ever more methodical and complex. The pupil is impressed with the vastness of knowledge and the importance of research. This is well; but at some point in the school-life there should be the opening of the understanding to the simple wisdom of the fields. One's happiness depends less on what he knows than on what he feels. L.H. Bailey, The Nature Study Idea