On a sunny Saturday, the weeds that had grown all winter were removed and new plants made their home in St. Patrick’s Place. Last year, All Saints donated over $300 of organic produce to the Jackson Harvest Share, and we hope to do even more this year.
Just like last year, this garden depends on the community of All Saints for its success. Whether you plan to water or weed, plant or harvest, your contribution makes a big difference in the health of St. Patrick’s Place. So we ask you to “dig in” with us as we work to care for our community and our earth through the simple practice of gardening. You will see signup sheets soon in the foyer for different ways you can help out.
Last year, our gardening was primarily focused on blessing people in Jackson outside our own congregation. While we believe that this is a meaningful vision (and still at the heart of St. Patrick’s), we also want to make our harvest available to the people of All Saints. So if you have a recipe that requires herbs, pick some up from the raised bed nearest to the church. If you need vegetables or greens, feel free to harvest them yourself. We hope to make produce available on Sunday mornings with the hope that it will make its way to your table. In a time where people are quite distant from the source of their food, we hope this is a chance to feel close to the earth. So let us walk in the garden, and find ways to be in the presence of the creator of all that is, who began things in a garden.