Sunday, March 1, 2009
The Dallas Planting Manual has becoming a gardening Bible for me during these winter months. On New Years Day I made my annual trip to the bookstore and bought this wonderful book. In my mind I thought it would be handy to have for my own personal garden this summer. Little did I know God had such awesome wonderful plans ahead. The Mission was given almost an acre of land to garden on shortly after the New Year. So these past few weeks have been spent getting the soil ready, the rock out and this week, new dirt brought in. And this manual...has become very important in helping me make some big decisions.
I love the book because it breaks down what you need to do each month...including winter months. So instead of waiting until March or April and being stressed about what needs to be done, you can be planning and readying yourself, your plans and your soil. I'm a little behind, but thankfully I have lots of volunteers to help me!
It's going to be a great garden. The amount of people who will be helped by this food will be tremendous, but more than that the relationships that will be developed will last beyond gardening season. Christians will come together and share time with non-Christians, the worker will help the invalid, home bound widow, the young will help the old, the old will teach the young, and on and on.
If you're reading this and have faith in the God who is bigger than anything we can imagine, please pray. Pray that God does something more than we could ever imagine with this property. To Him be all the glory.