Adam the Gardener
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I have quite fallen for Adam -- his stylish waistcoat, encyclopaedic knowledge and use for everything -- and constantly find myself thinking "What Would Adam Do?" as I go about my daily gardening business.' Alys Fowler
Genesis 2:15 - Man and Woman in the Garden - Bible Hub Genesis 2:15 - Man and Woman in the Garden - Bible Hub
And the Lord God took the man whom he had formed, and placed him in the garden of Delight, to cultivate and keep it. Pulpit Commentary Verse 15. - Having prepared the garden for man's reception, the Lord God took the man. "Not physically lifting him up and putting him down in the garden, but simply exerting an influence upon him which induced him, in the exercise of his free agency, to go. He went in consequence of a secret impulse or an open command of his Maker" (Bush). And put him into the garden; literally, caused him to rest in it as an abode of happiness and peace. To dress it. I.e. to till, cultivate, and work it. This would almost seem to hint that the aurea aetas of classical poetry was but a dream - a reminiscence of Eden, perhaps, but idealized. Even the plants, flowers, and trees of Eden stood in need of cultivation from the hand of man, and would speedily have degenerated without his attention. And to keep it. Neither were the animals all so peaceful and domesticated that Adam did not need to fence his garden against their depredations. Doubtless there is here too an ominous hint of the existence of that greater adversary against whom he was appointed to watch.And YHWH God takes the man, and causes him to rest in the Garden of Eden, to serve it and to keep it. Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to farm the land and to take care of it. And Jehovah God taketh the man, and causeth him to rest in the garden of Eden, to serve it, and to keep it.
The Glory Of The Garden By Rudyard Kipling, Famous Nature Poem The Glory Of The Garden By Rudyard Kipling, Famous Nature Poem
Flag as inappropriate Adam has been looking after our garden for over 10 years. He is a great gardener and very reliable, our garden always look very healthy, tidy, well tended.He was appointed secretary to the West Midland district association of the National Vegetable Society when he was only 23, serving two years in this role, during which time he became a regular contributor to Simply Veg magazine. He subsequently became Chairman of Wollaston Gardeners Guild and this very popular horticultural group based at Stourbridge Institute went from strength to strength under his enthusiastic leadership.