This past summer was our first ever attempt at a garden. I have wanted to garden for so many years but lacked the knowledge to even know where to begin. I was then blessed with an opportunity to participate in the Homegrown program through Sprouting Hope, our local community garden. Gardening has changed my life and I am so thankful for the opportunity to learn how to grow healthy and organic food for my family and neighbors.
Our children loved sharing our bounty and we would often load up a basket of goodies and deliver to our neighbors. I love that gardens provide the opportunity to teach our children the value of hard work and that there is joy in loving our neighbor through sharing our harvest.
Sprouting Hope you have blessed our family with a new way of life. We have learned how to grow, harvest, cook, and preserve our bounty! We have spent the summer marveling at how God used a little garden to make us healthier, help us connect with our neighbors, serve others through sharing our bounty, and teaching us how to garden.