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Jesus kale and its eight million seeds

Last year I grew two garden boxes of kale: one was Curly Blue Scotch and the other was Red Russian. Everyone I knew, including my friends at the local fresh food bank, received big bouquets of it (whether they wanted it … Continue reading

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Is it good luck to plant seeds while wearing your bathrobe?

I have heard that you can ensure greater garden success by planting during certain phases of the moon (who knows? I can’t say I’ve tried it). This morning, however, when I was out in the early morning sunshine, I wondered what … Continue reading

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Homewood Health:

Recently, I offered a pastoral visit at the Homewood Health Centre in Guelph. Although I was disappointed that someone in my community needed their services, I was delighted to have an opportunity to admire the healing space they have created on … Continue reading

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Oh no! I killed the children’s plants.

It hurts to  admit it but it’s true. Even after everything had started out so well… I was super excited a few weeks ago when one of our Sunday School teachers announced that she was going to help her class … Continue reading

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Trouble sleeping? The answer is in the garden.

My husband jokes that I haven’t had a good night sleep since my oldest child was born over eighteen years ago, but the truth is I’ve always been a light sleeper. Now, however, with a busy church, schoolwork and a … Continue reading

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Isn’t “winter garden” an oxymoron?

This year for the first time ever I managed to stretch my growing season into October and I had bok choi and lettuce to harvest along with a few onions and some very persistent kale. Now, of course, I am not in the … Continue reading

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California is for preachers. And gardeners.

For the last couple of years I have been a participant in a Toronto Micah Group, which is a program of Fuller Theological Seminary in California that aims to form “empowered, wise preachers who seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God, … Continue reading

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