The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Town & Country, Missouri.
Good Shepherd in St. Louis, a small church with a lot of land asked a simple question, What is God calling us to do?
The answer? Let's start a garden to feed the hungry. On March 22, 2014 we broke ground.
We knew it wouldn't be easy. People told us first-year gardens are a big risk. Turns out we had great dirt! Next came a fence to keep out the deer. And plants of course. And barrels for rain water.
Inch by inch, row by row, God sure made this garden grow!
Our favorite vegetable is sugar snap peas.
Harvesting was tons of fun and bunches of work.
Transformation for us means deeper connections to other churches and community groups, deeper connections with one another and especially a closer connection to the land and all creation. (Yes, even this guy. VBS kids escorting caterpillars off the premesis.)
Soon we were giving away our produce. Some went to food pantries, some went to our friends at the weekly Peace Meal.
By the end of the first growing season we had harvested more than 2000 pounds and given it all away.
We continue to give thanks for all that God has given us.
The Lord God put him in a garden...