SPROUT! March 24, 2012

March 24, 2012. 

We opened the Garden at the Black Mountain Home for Children earlier this year so that we could get in a spring planting. We were very fortunate to have 8 volunteers from Warren Wilson College to help us cut 3-foot widths of cardboard to lay between the rows in an attempt to conquer the massive weed problem we had last year.

We completed covering both sides of three 85-foot rows with cardboard, anchoring them with giant wire staples, and covering the edges with dirt so that the wind wouldn’t pick them up. We also planted one of the rows with three types of peas.

Before leaving the garden in God’s hands, we dedicated it to His glory and mercy. Lee, one of the garden leaders, did a very nice reflection and prayer on Genesis: We only plant the seeds; God is the one who makes them grow.

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