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God’s Abundance

All sorts of delicious fresh items are now being harvested including herbs, edible flowers, zucchini, carrots, peas, sugar snaps and lettuces

All sorts of delicious fresh items are now being harvested including herbs, edible flowers, zucchini, carrots, peas, sugar snaps and lettuces

 

Campers have fun harvesting all of the fresh radishes

Campers have fun harvesting all of the fresh radishes

Everyone who comes to the garden this time of year is amazed by the huge variety of plants and how much life is contained in one garden.  July is such a great time to be in the garden as you can really see God’s abundance in action.  Campers can’t believe that all of the plants that now fill the garden all started as seeds there in May.  They are astounded when pulling on a feathery top and see a bright and delicious carrot emerge from the ground.  Staff and campers alike are busy trying all sorts of veggies, herbs and flowers that they have never had in their life before.   They seem to really love eating these super fresh veggies!

A new item in the garden this year are edible flowers.  Kids are having so much fun eating flower petals!

A new item in the garden this year are edible flowers. Kids are having so much fun eating flower petals!

 

A quote from our devotion time this past week to share with you.  After being asked “how is God in this garden?” a camper responded, “I found God in the happy sounds that everyone was making while exploring in the garden.  God wants to make us happy and the garden does that!”

 

Campers enjoying their work project of harvesting Swiss Chard

Campers enjoying their work project of harvesting Swiss Chard

 

With so much life brimming in the garden, it’s easy to see God at work in his creation.  Enjoy the following images of campers at work, harvesting and enjoying God’s abundance.

 

 

These boys sink their teeth into the freshest radishes around!

These boys sink their teeth into the freshest radishes around!

 

Kids and counselors alike marveled at how tasty fresh peas right off the vine are!

Kids and counselors alike marveled at how tasty fresh peas right off the vine are!

 

eh, what's up doc?  That phrase was heard all week long as campers sampled their freshly harvested carrots.  Delicious!

eh, what’s up doc? That phrase was heard all week long as campers sampled their freshly harvested carrots. Delicious!

Assisting the tomatoes by adding organic fertilizerAssisting the tomatoes by adding organic fertilizer