Spring Awakening

What a season this has been so far! We can’t even begin to stress how thankful we are for our successes to date. It truly is an honor to be a part of such a community. Our gracious garden hosts are some of the kindest souls you will ever meet. It is our pleasure to have them in our program. Without their faith in us and the community, none of what we do would be possible.

It is only May, but we are already starting to see the fruits of our labor and it is so invigorating. A few of our gardens have begun to sprout; especially the ones with mixes of kale, lettuce and chard. Some of our pea stalks are as tall as six-inches, and some even taller! As we went around on Saturday and Sunday to tend to a few gardens, I could not help but to be overjoyed. With each additional seed we planted, whether it was squash, okra, or zucchini, it became apparent just how much food we could possibly provide. Though it may not seem like much now, these small victories for us will soon become food for those less fortunate than ourselves. However, with new gardens coming soon and others to still be planted, the hard work is far from over.

With a good amount of our more cold tolerant crops planted, we now look forward to adding in our seedlings. We had hoped to get them in a week or so earlier but with this crazy weather we decided to hold off. This week should be our first adding in our tomatoes. We have hundreds of seedlings sitting in a greenhouse, and a few thousand square feet of garden waiting to be planted, so we are going to need all hands on deck. We look forward to seeing you in the gardens soon. Have a Jovial day!