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“The grape and the olive are among the priceless benefactions of the soil, and were destined, each in its way, to promote the welfare of man.”

George Ellwanger (1848-1906) ‘Pleasures of the Table’ (1902)


“The history of every nation is eventually written in the way in which it cares for its soil.”

President Franklin Delano Rossevelt (1936)
(‘America's Food’ by Harvey Blatt)


“Your first job is to prepare the soil.  The best tool for this is your neighbor's motorized garden tiller.  If your neighbor does not own a garden tiller, suggest that he buy one.”

Dave Barry, Miami Herald Columnist


“When the soil is gone, men must go; and the process does not take long.”

President Theodore Roosevelt (1908) ‘America's Food’ by Harvey Blatt



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