Day #104: Give a Garden

Day #104: Give a Garden 1

The four of us had a fun time this morning planting a garden for the Salvation Army's shelter in Fayetteville. We pulled up weeds, broke apart soil, dug holes, and planted zucchini squash and tomatoes.

The shelter will use the fresh vegetables in their kitchen.

This was a great project for the whole family because our two girls were able help with the entire process from preparing the soil to choosing plants at the nursery to placing each little plant in the ground.

We can't wait to see pictures of the growing vegetables on the Fayetteville Salvation Army Facebook page in a couple of months.

Do you have a garden? What do you grow?

10 comments on “Day #104: Give a Garden”

  1. We didn't plant a garden this year ... sigh ... but our apricots are are turning orange (lots of jam & cobbler to make) and our nectarines and grapes will be ready to havest this summer. We do plan to plant a winter garden. Some of my favorite photos of our children growing up are of them snapping greens bean and picking strawberries and playing in the garden! Digging in the dirt and growing food is good for the body and the soul!! ;D

  2. I planted a garden the first year we lived in our home, but we have realized that we travel too much to keep it going... sigh... I love the idea of having a garden though!

    1. We didn't have a garden when we were in Tucson, but we really want to make one next time. We travel a little too much right now too... :)

  3. Yes! I always planted a tomato plant in our flower bed at our apartment, but last year we got to have a full on garden! The weather is still kind of iffy here so we've so far only gotten our tomato starts in, but we have plans for snap peas (they were the favorite last year, nothing beats them right off the vine!), carrots, broccoli, watermelon, and cucumber!

    1. Sounds so good!

      Did you ever try hanging the tomato plants in pots at the apt? Seems like it a good space saver. I've seen a few grown that way and they have always looked healthy.

  4. We have had a garden most years of the past few. Last year we moved from a condo with no outside space to a house in the middle of the summer, so we only had a few tomato plants. This year we have a large garden with tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, and snap peas. Plus we planted some berry bushes this year. I think I'm going to need to find somewhere to donate some of our extra produce this year.

  5. We usually have a garden planted by now. This year it's been so wet that we haven't been able to till up the garden area so it still isn't planted (and at this point I'll be surprised if the tilling ever happens) I'm going to miss the garden this year!

Our family spent 2011 traveling the USA in an RV, striving to intentionally "give every day" for the glory of God. We interviewed CEOs of nonprofits and served alongside over 40 organizations and churches.

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