Veronica Gaylie (UBC Okanagan), along with Loren & Mary Ruth Wilkinson from Regent College were incredibly generous to bring their class Gardening the City of God, to the garden today. Veronica gave us an inspiring and thought-provoking talk. The class is examining theological connections between gardens, cities and food. Quite a combo- made for a wonderfully diverse group of students with an array of interests & expertise.
We were very grateful for their labors, accomplishing more than we had hoped:
In 2 hours we weeded and replanted lettuce & mustard, started construction on our welcome gates, turned under the soil for our oats & barley (where the wheat failed), turned under soil for our bee forage to be planted tomorrow, hilled a bed of potatoes, and created an amazing salad of lambsquarters, purslane, chives, and parsley.
Good company, good food, and food for thought.