Most would think that harvesting is the high point of gardening, but I think that the culmination of seed starting, irrigation planning and placement, the teaching of soil care, and the final placement of the seed or transplant into the soil for a new start is the best. Just standing back to look at that new cucumber getting ready to start its work is thrilling to me. Yes, there is the next step of getting the trellis up. And the watching for bugs or disease as we go through the summer. Waiting for that little green thing to fill out its promise and finally freeing it from its vine. Then off to Forgotten Harvest so that it can become part of a needy person's salad. The whole process, from the organic seed catalog to the drive down Greenfield is a story. Still the part most warming to my soul is the smile on the volunteer's face as they have just put that little plant into the ground.
The Southfield Parks and Garden Club is
responsible for starting and directing
the Emmanuel Community Farm and other
worthy projects for the provision of relief to the poor, the distressed, or the underprivileged, and to improve living conditions in the City of Southfield, MI., and surrounding communities. It also lessens the burden of government.
Website maintained by R. Kushler Updated 4/4/2019