Pictured here, Hari Mohan Pant (pronounced HAH'ree MO'hahn Pahnt) who, at nearly seventy years old, can scramble around like a baby goat on the hills of the Chadwick Garden at UCSC to procure the overflowing bag of fruits and vegetables for me and my visiting friend, Simon Majumdar, when we visited in early September.
I am at a loss for words. It doesn't happen often—it's not writer's block, but just the timidity of wanting to do honor to someone, and to help his charity, that I hesitate. Hari is just concluding his six-month residency at the UCSC Farm & Garden's apprenticeship progam (CASFS). I believe he is the second oldest of over 1300 participants in the 43-year history of the program. (The other man was a retired doctor.)