It’s just slow work. Those of us who can should do what we can–building refuges, protecting what we can protect, telling the stories we can tell–without any expectation that it’s going to lead to a quick world-changing solution.
Sustainability does not mean defending the non-human world from human expansion. Instead, it has come to mean sustaining human civilisation at the comfort level which the world’s rich people feel is their right.
Certain gardens are not retreats, but attacks—attacks on the kind of world that says it is meaningless to do something so small, so local, so specific.