Happenings at the Garden

 

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a little bounty from our community garden

On our way back from China (that’s right, we went to China!) I was feeling pressure. My husband and I were away for several days and I had this nagging sense I should (bad word, should) be doing something more, making something happen, for the Park Street Community Garden. After all, I got this thing rolling, I needed to keep it in motion!

Or so I thought.

Shortly after I arrived home, a neighbor called the church office wondering how his family could receive free vegetables. I met up with them in the garden and we had such a pleasant time walking through the beds, picking juicy big boy tomatoes and dark green crunchy peppers. Our neighbors were almost giddy over receiving such good produce.

Wow. This has been my prayer. Neighbors receiving healthy, fresh food from our church garden.

This happened, without me trying to make something happen.

We met the following week to pick more tomatoes (PLEASE TAKE MY TOMATOES, I AM OVERRUN BY ROMAS!) and the husband of the family points and says, “Can I bring some to that house across the street?  I know the Mom and her daughter would love to get some fresh vegetables.” This Mom ended up joining us at the garden and I made another friend in the Park Street church neighborhood.

Seriously? This has been my prayer. Neighbors bringing neighbors that we’ve never met to the garden.

And again. This happened, without me trying to make something happen.

So then yesterday one of our gardeners who is also a neighbor of Park Street texts me to ask, “Could I invite someone else on our street to garden with us?”

Seriously? This has been prayer. Neighbors inviting neighbors to garden with us.

And again. This happened, without me trying to make something happen.

Now we’re coming together this week to preserve our harvest: canning tomato sauce to give away.

Yes! This has been my prayer. New friends working side by side for the sake of others.

And God, is making it all happen.

 

 

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