This morning, I was bewildered to read a little blurb in a garden centre newsletter I subscribe to that 2011 is supposed to be a big year for gardening with a purpose.* According to the rationale, this year many of us will establish some kind of point to our outdoor endeavours. I don’t know about the rest of you but I’ve always felt that any time I picked up a tool to cultivate the earth that that was the point – the end in itself. The act of gardening is, in itself, purposeful – you have no need to justify the time you spend on your botanical endeavours, whatever form they take.
*If you want to read the blurb yourself, you can find it here.