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Jonathan Nyborg Thinks You Should Hear the Words of Robert Frost


At the July 7 virtual meeting of the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association, outgoing president Jonathan Nyborg alluded to the Robert Frost poem “The Road Not Taken”:

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

We chat with Nyborg about the two paths in front of CSGA members right now: whether or not to merge with our other seed associations to form Seeds Canada.