Thursday, June 26, 2014
"Behold my friends, the spring has come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love."
"I think this is what hooks one on gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation."
"You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows, but you can't just wait around, you have to water and take care of it!"
"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies"
Sunday, April 27, 2014
The process starts the same way each year. What should we plant? And then we select and plant our seeds. ACUA greenhouse provides a generous location for our seeds to begin to grow.
Next step, clean up... the land...
Then the boxes...
"The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life." ~Wendell Berry
...and just like that--with the help of neighbors parishioners, young and young at heart the land is cleared and the beds are ready for our plants.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
There is only one word for our garden this year...
A bit of herbs... Basil
Strawberries continue to produce... in abundance!
Okra produces such a beautiful flower!!
And this year, we have WATERMELON!
The youth fretted over this flower garden an it has bloomed.