My garden is part of the world

This ad for Oxfam perfectly expresses my desire to describe my garden and gardening processes while keeping in mind the global political and economic context. This is an uncomfortable and challenging connection, but it cannot be denied or ignored.

I experience deep satisfaction in working/playing in my garden. Is this pure escapism? Hedonism? It's part of the world, so what are its political, social, economic, historical meanings? It is my private space, but it is part of the wider environment, so it must affect and be affected by this context.

This blog is evolving - it is part diary / description of my gardening activities and developments, but also a space for considering meanings and connections.