Our new broadside, featuring "The Honorable Harvest," from Robin Wall Kimmerer's Braiding Sweetgrass. Used with permission of Milkweed Editions.
Artwork by Sarah Rowe and printed by Richard Seibert at Letterpressed in July 2022. Print is 10x13".
THE HONORABLE HARVEST
Know the ways of the ones who take care of you, so that you may take care of them.
Be accountable as the one who comes asking for life.
Ask permission before taking.
Abide by the answer.
Never take the first.
Never take the last.
Take only what you need.
Take only that which is given.
Never take more than half.
Leave some for others.
Harvest in a way that minimizes harm.
Use it respectfully.
Never waste what you have taken.
Give thanks for what you have been given.
Give a gift in reciprocity for what you have taken.
Sustain the ones who sustain you and the earth will last forever.