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… where we'll be teaching the principles of Solar Timing Science … with an opportunity to apprentice … attend workshops … conduct private Body Dowsing sessions … and eat mouth-watering fresh live foods, on time, in time, picked from the orchard, grown in our permaculture garden and prepared on the premises in our restaurant
The Tree of 40 Fruit is an ongoing series of unique hybridized fruit trees by contemporary artist Sam Van Aken. Each Tree of 40 Fruit is a single fruit tree that grows over 40 different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, and cherries. Sculpted through the process of grafting, the Tree of 40 Fruit blossom in variegated tones of pink, crimson and white in spring, and in summer bear a multitude of different fruit. Primarily composed of native and antique varieties the Tree of 40 Fruit are a form of conversation, preserving heirloom stone fruit varieties that are not commercially available.
As a symbolic number found throughout western religion, culture, and even within government, the number 40 symbolizes the infinite, a bounty that is beyond calculation. Like the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden, these trees are a potential; they are the beginning of a narrative that transforms the site they are located in. The far-reaching implications of these sculptures include issues of genetic engineering, biodiversity versus food monoculture, and, ultimately, the symbiosis of humankind's relation to nature. As an allegorical sculpture Van Aken's Trees of 40 Fruit begin a dialogue.