Last year I wrote about a new gardening project.
It’s a small city lot
Filled with raised beds.
Faith Farm is a production and teaching garden
For Loaves & Fishes.
A food resource center feeding over 800 families each month.
In our inaugural year we grew 3,000 pounds of fresh organic vegetables.
That were picked fresh and given to the clients at L & F.
What fun we had.
So much so that we’ve re-arranged and added 8 new beds
Which should increase our production significantly.
Yesterday was Family Volunteering Day
At Loaves & Fishes.
We do this every other month from February through October.
It’s a great way to introduce people to our program.
A sponsor is found for each month.
They provide the lunch and a great t-shirt.
Thanks 1st Presbyterian.
Volunteers do all kinds of things that don’t get done
In the normal course of things.
Deep cleaning, painting & 0rganizing.
A lucky few
Get to go to Faith Farm.
I was one of the lucky ones.
I love this place.
And it’s great fun to see not only the vegetables grow.
But also the people.
Yesterday was no exception.
We happen to have several volunteers from the air force base here.
So we had natives of
Along with Andrew from Maryland.
Andrew is the minister at 1st Presbyterian.
He grew up a city boy in Baltimore.
In addition to being a minister he’s also a gifted pianist and organist.
Those hands hadn’t spent much time in the dirt.
Until he moved here.
From that first fall he’s been working in the yard of his home.
Yesterday he helped chop leaves
And spread them on the bed for mulch.
Then he planted carrots.
And he was hooked.
He texted that he when he got home he planted
Lettuce, carrots, beets and radishes.
He also reports that Loaves & Fishes
Is a blessing to more than just those who need food.
And that’s the thing we are hoping for.
Spreading the word about hunger
And how we and many like us across the country
Are feeding our hungry neighbors.
You can help us.
We are in the middle of a contest to win a $20,000.00 grant
From Seeds of Change
For Faith Farm
Just go to http://www.seedsofchangegrant.com to vote.
Search Faith Farm.
Please vote everyday between now and April 27th.
We’ll use the money to grow more to feed more.
And we’ll teach clients and pilots and ministers and neighbors
About growing their own vegetables along the way.