“ Grass is the forgiveness of nature – her constant benediction ”

John James Ingalls, Kansas Senator, 1872

Of all the plant systems that nature has given us, none are so common to our lives, yet underappreciated, as the grasses. Quietly healing – these unsung heroes play a crucial role in the earth’s ecology, and native species are threatened. While modern agriculture has done its best to impose the mentality of monoculture on our knowledge of the natural world, the lesson that keeps re-emerging, both from the failures of science and from the successes of wild nature, is that stability lies in diversity. And diversity, in all of its mystery, is what the grasses can teach us to see.