Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.
– Genesis 1:29-30
Daniel Arenas, Dylan Comeau and Ethan Pierce took a trip to Sand Creek Farm in Cameron, TX this past weekend to take a course in Aquaponics. We are always looking for new ways to provide food for ourselves and our community. The guys came back very excited about the prospects for gardening with Aquaponics on the new land. We’ll keep you posted on future developments and look forward to serving you a fresh salad when you come to visit!
This week in the garden we have been working on connecting the garden with our new land by a pathway, as well as erecting a new fence between the two. Here is a little gallery of photos documenting our progress.
Watch the fences coming down!
This has been a busy week for gardeners of all generations in the Twelve Tribes Garden. On Tuesday morning, the Next Generation was represented by elementary, middle school, and high school young people at the Corinth property. The weather was perfect: cool and breezy in the early morning, warming to the low seventies by noon. Each age group spent time with their leaders in their adopted tribe area, praying and dedicating their piece of ground to the Lord and asking for vision over the planning and planting. Then they all got busy!
We all had a great time getting dirty, a little sweaty, and excited about what God is going to do in this place. The children and middle school youth eradicated the weeds from two flower beds and each planted a fig tree in Benjamin and Manasseh. The senior high youth planted two almond trees, one pomegranate, and a fig tree in Asher. For me, the most exciting part of the day was seeing young people get involved in the gardening transformation from the very beginning. We may have some future horticulturists in the group!
My thanks to all the children, parents, and teachers that made this first garden workday a success.