"Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another." - Anne Raver

A definition of resilience

I was inspired today to write this definition of resilience. Mine is not the only definition; check out Resilience, a journal of the environmental humanities, for a whole collection of mini manifestos.
It's the fabric woven of community, knowledge, and resourcefulness, the capacity to create more with less. Resilience takes a dash of that down-to-earth ethic, Yankee thrift:
Use it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do
Or do without.
Add to this charter a generous input of compassion, the courage to change, and a willingness to dance with possibility, and you have resilience.