Monday, May 28, 2007

The Idea Of Garden

Michael Pollan is the author of several books devoted to the problem of conservation of our land, to the ‘idea of a garden’. He is one of those, who have tried to define the nature of controversy. It should be pointed out that nature of controversy is the connection between nature and nurture. This expression is a theme for debates concerning the significance of our inner qualities and our experiences in defining differences of every individual and the nature in general. The nature of controversy is closely connected with the essence of psychological nativism as it determines similar traits in physical appearance and behavior. ‘The Idea of a Garden’ by Pollan describes several approaches to the environment case study, which are discussed bellow.

Nowadays there come about land - use problems and there are those people who simply suggest the proclivity of a garden ethic where people look at the earth as at a great garden. This garden needs people to make it fruitful and marvelous, to conserve the world in this state. This point of view is exemplified in Michael Pollan’s brilliant book ‘The Idea of a Garden’, in which the author appeals to humans for conservation the earth, a great garden. Besides, Michael Pollan criticizes the current efforts for preserving the land and weak environmental efforts, of, for instance, ‘The Nature Conservancy’. Pollan portrays the gardener as a conservationist who uses the land outline as an example. The current studies display great gaps in the present nurse - the - garden line of thought. This nurse - the - garden line of thought is popular that part the success of the environmental issues solving.


‘The Idea of a Garden’ is a well - known book that differs from many others by the messengers who are ordinary people and our neighbors. These people know how to listen to the land as they have done it for many years. There are other similar works relevant to the issue in which some authors argue the politically right terminus of view to environmentalism common in our society promptly. Other authors do not argue, thus, providing a necessary report of views. I can say that ‘The Idea of a Garden’ is a important book, which does touch off stimulating conversations in Ecology.

1 comment:

Mohit Kanwal said...

I have read the article and I find that though it might make perfect sense to read it an be convinced, it is essentially based on a frail logic of believing in acting, thinking about gains and losses from whichever perspective you choose. Even in gardening the area we are essentially thinking of gains and losses not just our own but of our species in our surroundings as well, He also believes that Nature is heartless and does not have a plan of its own, then why should we have a plan. Also he says that follow the past but my question is how can you trust the past. What if the past is not right. Example, Just because Britishers imported indigo cultivation into India does not make it good enough a choice for re cultivating it back when the people of India need rice and wheat.