Oct 042014

To professor, author, food policy expert, environmentalist and gardener; my friend, my mentor, my neighbor, my children’s honorary godmother, American hero, Joan Dye Gussow, on your 86th year!  

Joan Dye Gussow. Photo: Nathan Hoyt

Joan Dye Gussow. | Photo: Nathan Hoyt

As for my keeping on keeping on, I do believe that we are in serious trouble—maybe fatal trouble, that is, maybe it’s too late to stop the express train we’ve been riding on—but as I say to my students, suppose it’s too late? What are we going to do? Lie around reading novels and eating bonbons? I think we should all try to live responsibly because it’s the right thing to do and it’s what’s most likely to give our lives purpose.

—Joan Dye Gussow from Leslie Hatfield’s account of the rebirth of the garden, “Our Hero: Joan Gussow”


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  One Response to “Happy Birthday Joan Dye Gussow!”

  1. Happy Birthday Joan,
    love the garlic bouquet!
    Flavia & Beatrice

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