My Garden Is My Silent Psychologist
Our land was once part of a pristine wilderness. We hope to recreate that environment, to erase all traces of human interference with nature. Just kidding. It’s true that the land was once “untouched,” but that was long, long ago. Much of the “wilderness” around here is at best second growth boreal forest. The early history of Fairbanks – building and heating the town, mining the hills, stoking the boilers of the steamboats – took a lot of wood, and rearranged mountains of earth. Before that, Alaska Natives hunted and fished throughout the Tanana Valley. This area has seen the impact of humanity for millennia, and there’s no way we could ever return a little over an acre of it to its “original” state.
We certainly weren’t thinking “pristine” as we hauled car parts, balled-up, rusty wire fencing, miles of electrical wire and pieces of bone…
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