submitted by Jack the Garden Coach from Pescadero
I recently spent a week at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. The experience was, as always, quite profound. Tassajara is a teaching monastery in the Ventana wilderness east of Big Sur. The food is extraordinary, the people are amazing and the staff is very supportive of the guests doing personal retreats, practicing meditation or taking workshops.
8. Have quiet retreat time in your garden. A good chair with a small table is priceless.
9. Be efficient in planning and in practice. Use ergonomic body movement; make materials, tools and watering systems easy to access and use.
10. Follow good teachers, stick with good gardening practices and associate with other gardeners. In this way you will be a great gardener and have many friends.