The Future.


“Do your duty and a little more and the Future will take care of itself.” Andrew Carnegie.

This, sadly, will be my last blog entry for this summer with Branching Out. As it is sad to leave this place, looking back at all the exciting times I had this summer. I plan to use the knowledge I have acquired over the few weeks I was with Branching Out as I take my next steps in Life.

This Autumn I am attending University of Massachusetts Amherst’s School of Stockbridge as a Sustainable Horticulture Major, to which I will also minor or major in some other field. I am still debating which ones to choose, as a minor. Maybe Sustainable Ag or Urban Engineering. In whatever field, I will use what I have learned this summer to advance my knowledge.

I might be able to use the unnamed tool we learned about on Pedock Island if we need a step fixed in school. But I know that I will be able to use what I have learned this summer with branching out. I have learned how to use various tools, the name of various plants and the history of great minds of the past. Also I have changed my mind about what I might minor in when going to UMass. Originally it was going to be German, so I would be able to travel to Germany to study their sustainability plans. However, with what I have witnessed this summer, there is a vast pool of knowledge already here that I may be able to tap into to better help the National Parks here.

3 responses to “The Future.

  1. You will have a great time. A wise choice in your program and you college.

    Actually the German landscape architects have wonderful designs that are ahead of America when it comes to using water runoff in the landscacape as a feature, instead of building drains to get rid of it underground. Using runoff water in the landscape is sustainable as well.

    You don’t have to minor in German to learn about their sustainable practices. Just read their design periodicals in the library. However, not all of them are in English so a few classes in German might come in handy.


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