The Gardan Issue 03

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Dear Reader, In remembrance of the fall harvest and our yearly celebration of the farm, the food, and the plate, this Special Edition issue is in honor of you and a reflection of what you do to make the world a better place. We are all responding to 2020 in different ways. Painter Laura Von Rosk remarked “I really don’t want to write about this time, it is overwhelming — I just want to keep painting.” This issue nods to the differences in humble acknowledgement of where we each are now, and of the future we imagine. Issue 02 was a call for submissions, a request to respond to the environment around you and a summons to send out your artwork, your action, your short stories, your research, and your reflections. You responded with abundance. This month we diverge from our true “residency” format while keeping the section titles to remind us all that we are still united in our creativity and that this work is an important form of self-care. The Special Edition is fat and ready for winter. It is an accounting of and a reckoning with the year. It is a celebration of the fruit from the hard-fought seeds we’ve sown and a storage in preparation for the challenging winter days ahead. It’s time to gather the harvest. It’s time to celebrate. It’s time to feast.

— All of Us at Craigardan October 2020


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