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The 15th of November 2011, a collaborative workshop was organized at CarréRotondes in order to discuss the the next step towards launching a Transition Initiative in Luxembourg in the form of a community garden. After a successful series of inspiring conferences and workshops this year about transition initiatives, food security, peak oil and urban gardening, time has come to follow the “Muse of Realization”, so thoughtfully described by writer and gardener Wendell Berry. With our gardens tucked in for winter and the season shortening, it may be a good time to come together and commit to a concrete project, if we would like to see the Luxembourg City Community Gardens come to life, and make them a place for meeting, learning, growing, playing together in an ever-changing environment. Katy Fox and François Thiry will provide context and background knowledge necessary for developing a project description together with our partners and collaborators.

There are, it seems, two muses: the Muse of Inspiration, who gives us inarticulate visions and desires, and the Muse of Realization, who returns again and again to say “It is yet more difficult than you thought.” This is the muse of form. It may be then that form serves us best when it works as an obstruction, to baffle us and deflect our intended course. It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.” – Wendell Berry