A bit of news from the garden - First up, we had a grand potato harvest from the spuds originally donated by Peter and Linnea (and who thought there was no use for sprouting potatoes...) They went to Western Park Apartments, an affordable senior housing project, for sharing among the folks there - along with some great lettuce. Little Red Hen garden has a new flower area to go along with the shared herb garden, and also I planted some new lettuces in our barrels there. And at the church, we have a new herb garden -- please come by to take a snip of whatever you can use! The pots are thanks to a friend in the neighborhood who donated them to us, and my husband bought the herbs for me for our wedding anniversary - for planting around and about. We have thyme, lemon verbena, rosemary, sage, oregano and marjoram. I'm always mindful, this time of year, how glorious it is that we can garden all year round....
On an unseasonably warm and sunny day in Diamond Heights, St. Aidan's participated with two tables at the neighborhood health and safety fair. We arrived with extra layers of clothing and instead needed extra sunscreen! Susan Spencer and Kazu Kuga-Henderson did blood pressure checks and handed out material about Diamond Diners and the Food Pantry. Betsy Eddy did an amazing job of organizing and implementing everything in her 100% effective way. Pam Wong and I had activities for the children - making and decorating fun badges out of tin foil, drawing pictures of growing plants, and planting sweet pea seeds. It was a fun Saturday and a great way to meet new neighborhood friends. (Oh, and also we had a small but beautiful harvest from the garden, which went to the Free Farm Stand in the Mission......) Photos below......
St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church celebrated John Muir today - with a Wild Glory Mass. On a gorgeous SF day, the table was overflowing with creation --- seeds, fruits and vegetables, rocks, feathers, shells.....it was beautiful. Harvest from St. Aidan's and St. Mark's gardens were a part of the day. What a wonderful celebration of a prophet who so loved the earth....
Just before the Napa earthquake I was in wine country at a retreat and had the chance to take an early morning walk. I was so taken by the beauty of the Oak trees and the grapes.....so just a few photos from there - as we continue to think about the people affected by the quake -----
Deacon at St. Aidan's