We had a fantastic first workday of the season at the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden.
In our culture of instantaneous gratification we often have to remind ourselves that most good things take time. This is something that we gardeners get the chance to practice often.
We are putting in the prep work now for our Food Forest, including a blueberry patch, which we will harvest from for many years to come. And also planting our garlic plot.
Living in generosity
How often do you give without any expectation of reciprocation? We all have needs like food, water, shelter, love and friendship, recreation for which many of us might be willing to barter, exchanging goods or services, but bartering still involves an upfront exchange, you give something and you get something. The Gift Model takes it a step further: you give your time, talents, and things as generously as you can without assumption of receiving something back and because others do the same your needs are met as well.
Living in the current economy and culture that we do trying to live the gift model sounds brave to me, you are putting a lot of trust into other people. Nick and Heather Bartow are the brave souls who are living the gift model right here in our own community.Read more
These sunny days and plentiful rain make for a happy garden and lots to do, so we got right to work at our July workday!
OKCG Members Marye and Julie ready to rock!
On the list was
getting familiar with our herb garden,
building another compost pile,
mapping out a few more permaculture guilds in the food forest,
and framing a bed for our blueberry patch.
Wait a second, you might say, blueberries don't grow in Colorado!Read more