The future opens out of the present. First we see. Then we help others see. Then we build it together.
Staghorn Sumac: Our Okanagan Future
The future is already here. It is what we can imagine and then make real out of that imagining. The potential of this plant for transforming food, environment and agriculture in the Okanagan is enormous. The imagining is the future speaking through us. Do we dare open to it and experiment with the fruity acid coatings on these drupes? Or are we too concerned with immediate profit? Or with using the future for aesthetic purposes only?
Aesthetic purposes that don’t lead to action are actions of distance. Look at the years wasted to make this beauty.
Sumac is showing us the way.