Saint Phocas Garden at Saint Titus is a shared project with Saint Luke’s, and part of the Good News Gardens Movement of the Episcopal Church.  If you would like to receive their newsletters and/or start a Good News Garden of your own at home or with others, please visit the Good News Gardens website for more information.     

May started out cool and ended hot!  We also did a lot over the month.  We installed 10 varieties of heirloom tomato and a total of 10 heirloom pepper plants, but only three different varieties.  We had our first pea harvests, set up the stakes for the trellises for the tomatoes and installed and set the water timer and soaker hoses.  

In honor of Jeffrey Hammond, who will soon be moving to Louisville with his partner, we installed two blueberry bushes so that the sweet flavor of their berries will always remind us of his sweet and loving nature and his dedication to keeping things watered when we were first getting started.  Thank you Jeffrey!  You will be missed.  

In May Mary Beth’s father-in-law also visited from Puerto Rico and really enjoyed sitting with David Ross and hearing all of his stories and musings.

We will be sending out a Doodle Poll at the end of May to choose a morning time for future gardening days.  Meanwhile we will continue to meet at 3:00 on Fridays in Saint Phocas Garden at Saint Titus church until June 3.  Come and join us!

Father we pray that you bless the soil, the hands that work it, the food it grows and the people it feeds.  Let the small act of growing food ripple out to bring greater love and health into the world.

Amen.

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