Posts Tagged ‘community garden’

Anyone Up For Gardening?

March 19th, 2009

HOORAY! Today is the very last day of winter!  Goodbye and good riddance to Old Man Winter!

I was delighted to have lunch with our local Methodist minister at our community’s Lenten Luncheon.  There have been rumors swirling around town about the inception of a gardening program and I asked him about it.  Yes, ineed, the Methodist administration from Omaha, NE have procured a grant in the amount of $35,000.000 to create garden plots in rural communities in Southeast Nebraska!  The City of Tecumseh will partner, as I understand the plan, and wherever there is a plot of land with access to water there will be a community garden spot.  The idea is to make this gardening project go viral!

Do you REALIZE how fraught with possibility this is?  Families will be able to work together to grow food.  They can eat it, freeze it, can it, sell it-whatever they like.  Townspeople will come together as never before!  Friendships will be forged!  Alliances will be made!  Folks won’t have to be hungry!  Land won’t have to be unsightly!

This, my dear readers, is a win-win-win situation!

I’ll be keeping all of you in the loop, so stay tuned!  If you care to opine about this program, please feel free to send your mail to foodstampscookingclub@gmail.com.

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