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Robert K. Greenleaf by Peter Senge, Don Frick

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CHAPTER 15Husband and Father

In the end, nothing really counts but love and friendship.1

ROBERT K. GREENLEAF

When Bob came home from work every day he immediately went upstairs, changed out of his drab Manhattan business suit, and either headed for the basement workshop or, in the summertime, the huge organic garden behind the house. The garden was a thing of beauty, with a large asparagus patch, rows of tomato plants, and every imaginable kind of fruit, vegetable, and salad green. These were all “live foods,” not the “dead foods” warned against by Gaylord Hauser, inventor of Vege-Sal, food advisor to stars like Greta Garbo and Gloria Swanson, and nutritional guru to Esther Greenleaf. Esther was picky about what went into her family’s bodies, ...

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