We tried again with the community garden this Saturday, and again we got quite a good response from the local children. Unfortunately, they were more interested in us than the work, and most of the morning looked like this:
We had lots of observers, umbrella-shade-holders, and curious huggers who wanted to feel my sopping wet shirt. They did enjoy watering the plants.
It was something like community.
But, can you see the plants sprouting up in the background?! (In the black bags by the house, not the jungle of weeds we’re still trying to tackle.) Nearly everything has sprouted–all 19 varieties planted.
So, despite a very hot Saturday with just the two of us working amidst chaos, we’re hopeful.
“What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives growth.” 1 Corinthians 3:5-7