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5/16/2011 04:34:51 am

Our Green Community Garden of Hope had its first member workday this past Saturday, May 14th and we were anxious about beginning to clean up this old community garden site that was filled with weeds and debris. We really didn't know where to begin, but almost instinctively our hands knew what to do. All of our energies came together to weed, design and build the "lasagna" permaculture garden plots. We surprised ourselves by the shapes and forms that took hold when logs from the forest were used for the raised beds and the mustard weeds in full bloom were used in the bottom layers of the plots.

It seems fitting to quote Ecclesiastes as we begin to build our Green Community Garden of Hope. It says the following:

To every thing, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and a time to dance.

And dance we did, as we stomped on the layered "lasagna" beds of cardboard, greens, straw and compost.

We are filled with HOPE and the exciting possibilities that exist with this new community garden. It will be wonderful to see how it all evolves, as new members join and the garden prospers and grows.

5/16/2011 09:29:30 am

Regina - Thanks for leading us all in gathering the ingredients and "cooking up" the "lasagna plots"! The best ingredients of all were the people! Thank you each and every one of you. And as you, Regina, say, "all our energies' came together, with each person finding their way and passion.. For me, well, i was working mostly with Matt,laying out the "paths".. and was not doing such a great job i guess, because Sr. Nancy asked, "where is the path?"

In both the day's work, & in responding, i was reminded of a quote from teh Spanish Poet, Antonio Machado:

"Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path that never will be trod again. Wanderer, there is no road-- Only wakes upon the sea.

Caminante, son tus huellas el camino, y nada más; caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar. Al andar se hace camino, y al volver la vista atrás se ve la senda que nunca se ha de volver a pisar. Caminante, no hay camino, sino estelas en la mar."
— Antonio Machado (Campos de Castilla)

6/7/2011 02:58:47 am

Green Community Garden of Hope was mentioned at June 6 ROAR (Religious Organizations Along River) meeting. Website is great - even greater is the vision come to reality of GCGH. Thank you for your witness!

9/22/2011 08:52:57 am

Here is a link to a video report from Dan Rather on honeybees, pesticides and the future of our fruits and vegetables.


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