Pray a. God, Show me who is hungry... b. God, show me the resources, the wisdom, the expertise in unexpected places... c. God, remind me to keep my eyes open to see people who have needs, and then see what gifts they long to offer... d. God, open my eyes to see when gifts are being offered to me, let me receive them graciously...
Plant Pick up some of the seedlings with curbside pick up @ Trinity on Sundays, April 18th & 25th and Thursday, April 22nd (4-5 pm). Nurture them and commit to growing them. Ask yourself; Where is the best spot to grow my seedlings? Do you have a sunny spot? Or is it more shady? Plants have preferences and we want you to choose the plant that is best suited to the spot you are going to bring it home to. We will send containers to transplant into as your seedlings grow as well as potting soil and instructions.
Proclaim We will all be growing together. Share pics and updates on social media using the hashtag #goodnewsgardens. Send them to Beth Stochaj to post on Trinity’s Facebook page. Talk to people about the Good News Gardens. I have had some amazing conversations with people since I started talking about GNG. If you have garden wisdom, I encourage you to share it with others. Plan to share your veggies and flowers as things begin to grow and bloom.
GNG offers webinars with all kinds of gardening information. The next webinar is:
The Color of Food: Exploring Race and Justice in Our Food Systems, with Derrick Weston: Tuesday, March 23rd @ 5PM. You need to pre-register at the Good News Gardens website.
Other ways to help out are:
help to build self-watering containers from recycled pails (you will need saws and drills to cut pvc piping and buckets)
keep your eyes open for containers, rather than buy new things ~ look for old pots lying around in a shed, or something that would be artsy, like an old kettle
spread the word, pick up some seedlings yourself at a store and share them with a neighbor. Anna Woofenden who started GNG, started by giving away basil plants.
think about veggie forward recipes to share when we begin to reap the harvest!