"When human beings first began to take care of a plant food source, instead of simply foraging and gathering, when a clan started tending its first berry patch, when farming was born, so was the manipulation of nature. Farmers all manipulate nature, some more than others. And some practices are more destructive than others. I may believe I can fool mother nature, but it’s more as if she lets me get away with a few things. She’ll naturally take care of her wildflowers and let me struggle with growing peaches and grapes in a desert."
– David “Mas” Masumoto, Epitaph for a Peach