"What we call nature is, in a sense, the sum of the changes made by all the various creatures and natural forces in their intricate actions and influences upon each other and upon their places. Because of woodpeckers, nature is different from what it would be without them. It is different also because of the borers and ants that live in tree trunks, and because of bacteria that live in the soil under the trees. The making of these differences is the making of the world."
This quote, from a letter Berry wrote to Wes Jackson that is published in Berry’s collection of essays titled “Home Economics,” is mega to me.
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