Scaling back can nourish what is meaningful to us, rather than deprive us.
In the last few years, our garden has been growing fewer veggies. This summer, I charted the sun and shade at two-hour intervals during the day, roughly one month before the solstice and two months afterwards. In late August, our garden looked like a woodland with dappled sun. Most of the beds had four or two hours of sun. No wonder the tomatoes have not been looking happy.
Our garden and relationships keep teaching me how generous and fruitful life can be. I've written about self-seeding plants filling the greenhouse bed, friends giving us squash when we had a poor veggie harvest during a drought year, and our neighbours helping me during a crazy snowstorm. I see again and again how life keeps on giving, if we allow it and nurture it.
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What do we harvest in the garden of our lives? What seeds did we sow and tend to make this harvest possible? Giving thanks for all that supports and nourishes us.
Planting Sudbury's first Community Food Forest with about 60 volunteers, from grade 6 kids to adults over 70, was an amazing 3-day event with a lot of hands in the Earth. We began in fall 2016, meeting regularly with a dedicated committee to design the food forest. The "phase 1" planting this spring consisted of 17 trees, 17 shrubs and over 110 herbaceous plants.
To volunteer and stay involved in the food forest, contact Sudbury Shared Harvest.
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