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”
The Seed of a New World
Building a world begins with planting a single seed in the one art that precedes and unites and justifies all other arts and sciences: the art of living well at home. As an entirely unpaid, voluntary association, we return to the origins of philanthropia to plant a seed at the heart of domestic life, reaching inwardly 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.