On Dirt

Deceptively boring soil.

Deceptively boring soil.

Looks like a bunch of nothing, huh? Just some dirt. Not much going on here. Well, looks can be deceiving. Right now, even as you read, there are zillions of microorganisms at work in this “dirt,” making really luscious soil in which plants can grow. And it rained today, so that water is making its mark known, feeding lots of life you and I can’t see but which is as real as you are. All this unseen life and work and energy making a way for what’s next.

What’s next is compost. And then some seeds: corn seeds, to be precise! And then some netting to keep the rabbits out (Now that’s life you can see!). And all of this will happen on Saturday, May 10th. If you help!

Come be part of the circle of life. Turn this “dirt” into a new garden, which will grow and grow and grow, and be ready for 26 children to relish and learn from, come July 28th. Sign up here to be part of the adventure on May 10th. Kids welcome.  Who knows? Maybe helping till this soil will make a way for new seeds of relationship and hope to grow in you.

And email me (vgs*at*goodshepherdwatertown*dot*org) if you have a child who wants to spend the week of July 28th being amazed by the corn that will have grown, relishing in the soil, seeds, and water on this spot, and pondering the holiness of it all. Vacation Garden School is a messy joy, just like most good things in life.


About amymccreath

I'm a pastor and mother who loves to make connections between people, between ideas, and between stuff we label "sacred" and "secular." I aspire to be like a Cedar of Lebanon in the midst of the changes and chances of life, but like most folks, generally find that I can really only navigate the tumult hand in hand with others. Good coffee helps, too.
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