I recently had the chance to learn about Farming Hope, a social enterprise that empowers homeless individuals through urban farming and cooking. Greens from the St. Aidan's and Little Red Hen Gardens went to Farming Hope a week ago, for use in the delicious sandwiches the group makes. This coming week our greens will go to Diamond Diners!
The other day after I parked the car, and was walking down my street toward home, I was struck by the beauty of creation all around me. I think we often take natural beauty for granted - at least I know I do. And maybe that happens particularly in a city. Noticing the beauty around me reminded me of my college days. My college campus was an amazingly lovely place and I tried, as an undergraduate, to be conscious of my surroundings as I walked to class each day. I tried to make it my practice to give thanks for my surroundings - the trees, the flowers, the grass, the water - each day. And so, when I noticed the beauty around me the other day I was brought back to my practice so long ago. And I thought I should try to bring it into my life again. To beauty, and creation, and memories....
Easter Sunday turned rainy but over the weekend I took a photo of some of the most brilliant flowers in the Little Red Hen garden. A small reminder of the beauty of God's creation and the promise of new life....Alleluia!
It was a gorgeous sunny, warm weekend in San Francisco after lots of rain.....Which means plenty of weeds and also lots of great new growth. This slide show is of the sweet St. Mark's garden and also Little Red Hen. Both had amazing greens this weekend, which are going to the St. Aidan's Diamond Diners lunch on Wednesday......Happy April to all as we look toward Easter.....
Deacon at St. Aidan's