I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.
Henry David Thoreau, “The Dispersion of Seeds”
As the farmer casts into the ground the finest ears of his grain, the time will come when we too shall hold nothing back, but shall eagerly convert more than we now possess into means and powers, when we shall be willing to sow the sun and the moon for seeds.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Man the Reformer”
Faith in a Seed
Building a world begins with planting a seed in the one art that precedes and unites and justifies all other arts and sciences: the art of living at home. As an entirely unpaid, voluntary association, we return to the origins of ancient philanthropia to plant a seed at the heart of domestic life, reaching inward beyond social problems and solutions to the unified beginnings of culture. Whether you bring your experience, expertise, or time, your means or materials, your land, craft, artistry or scholarship, we welcome your participation. We are many different kinds of people with one purpose. Engage with us to restore a timeless ideal to the present, and a present ideal to practical reality. Begin where you are. Plant a seed. Prepare to expect wonders.