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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Change the World Day: a church project

We decided this year to have our very first Church garden. We wanted to grow fresh vegetables and donate them to local food kitchens. So far, it is doing very well, considering the weather around here. The United Methodist Church is having a "Change the World" weekend (May 14-15) and our potatoes happen to be ready to harvest.  You can get more information about this event here:
Change the World
What if one weekend all around the world, 11 million United Methodists focused on finding sustainable solutions to hunger? Change the World: May 14 - 15, 2011
 
Let's see if we can make a difference.


 Tomatoes and squash are growing and starting to bloom. The largest plants are voluntary wild sunflowers, and we just left them where they were.




 Onions and potatoes are ready to harvest.




Mike and I are retired, so we spent quite a bit of time helping with the garden. Mike is so good about doing a lot of the heavy work like moving dirt and mulch with the wheel barrow and using the tiller. Here we are adding more mulch to the rows. A soaker hose system makes it a lot easier to water the plants. We are trying to do this as environmentally efficient as possible. We don't want to waste water and other resources. Also, we want the garden to be organic, so we don't use pesticides or herbicides either.

If you would, please pray for the success of the garden, so that it can produce much needed, healthy food items. Also, please pray that the ideas behind "Change the Word" weekend will spread across the world. That way, with the help of many others, we can make a difference.

Thank you! I'll report back after next Saturday and let you know how our potato harvest went.

3 comments:

Mom24 said...

What aa beautiful thing to do. Praying.

Daisy said...

What a wonderful idea and project. I hope it is a big success. Your garden looks like it is doing well.

KathyB. said...

First, I would like to express my amazement over you HARVESTING crops that we have not even been able to plant yet because of the extreme cold and rain. That alone is a blessing.

What a good idea. I have often thought about donating extra fresh eggs to local food banks. Thus far the eggs have gone to needy people we are acquainted with. I know of a place in our state that feeds many inner city people nutritious and delicious meals prepared by volunteer chefs and then sends families home with very good food.Their goal is to not only feed these people, but feed them wholesome food and teach the younger generation about proper nutrition.

With volunteers like you two, and such big hearts,your community is blessed. Great post.