The Fruits of Our Labor
A Photography Exhibition by Susan Johnson
First Friday Opening Reception
October 6th from 5-7 pm
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“It is a simple beauty that comes from the Fruits of Our Labor, a simple thrill derived from the picking of the daily harvest. For the small grower, there is an immense sense of pride in the final product. Even if it’s not technically grocery store perfect, it is perfect, because it has been lovingly looked after, cheered on through every stage of development, eventually ripening into the eagerly anticipated harvest.
Our food sources are often taken for granted and it is important for us to learn more about them. We should also take the time to understand and respect the work involved. Growing one’s own food is a full-time job for sure, but the effort is so worth it to be able to continue to taste the harvest throughout the cold and dark of Winter. During this time of quiet, while we still enjoy the stored fruits of this year’s bounty, it is a perfect time to start planning for next year’s harvest, and for next year’s photo project.”