Heather makes a fashion statement at her community garden:
I’ve never worked in a community garden but I do love the idea.
This is a good time for churches and local organizations to grow food seriously. Harder times are coming and newcomers to gardening could use the mentorship of skilled gardeners (like Heather).
I view this blog and my YouTube channel, and particularly my books, as a way to mentor as many people as possible. There’s nothing that beats the hands-on approach, however. You can’t beat working alongside someone in the garden.
When my artist friend Tom Sensible visited a couple of months ago, we spent an hour hoeing garden rows and talking together. It was great. Meanwhile, his kids helped my kids with their farm chores, and his wife and my wife worked in the kitchen.
It’s not good to be alone. I’m not naturally a group-oriented person, but it’s a need we all have – especially when the world is shaky.
With that in mind, I’ll be joining Noah Sanders next weekend in Middle Alabama to talk about Christian community and gardening.
Finally, here’s the Compost Your Enemies shirt from Aardvark Screenprinting.
I miss that guy terribly, but his family is keeping the business running.
Heather – thank you for the lovely photo. You look great – and so does the garden. We need more people doing the good work you do.