Our Teaching Garden has joined the “Good News Garden” Movement, a collective of Episcopalians around the world who are engaged in “transformative agrarian ministries that feed body, mind, and spirit.” Good News Gardens “share their abundance, their prayers, and the Way of Love in their communities and beyond” through a variety of food and creation care ministries that can include gardening, farming, beekeeping, composting, feeding, and food justice advocacy. It’s a natural fit for our own garden. In joining, we are committing to plant more. We’re already doing this by putting the mobile garden beds that sat fallow in the courtyard back into service. Now in the garden, the photo shows a bed with spinach and chard already thriving. We are committing to pray daily for the church, for the world, and for loving, liberating life-giving relationships with all of Creation. And we are committing to proclaim God’s love by word and example and to share our Good News Garden as widely as possible through parish and neighborhood connections. The Teaching Garden’s current hours are 9 am on Mondays and Fridays. Anyone is welcome to come weed, water, plant, harvest or meditate – no experience necessary! We’re working on Wednesday and Saturday hours, probably at 9 as well, but with more flexibility and perhaps Thursdays after Bible Study. If there’s an interest, we could also spend time on Sundays. Please join us in the garden or talk to Deacon Steve to share your comments or suggestions.