They learned that the ashes from the burnt brush would be used to enhance the tough Georgia clay soil for the coming year to increase food production. They learned that people don’t just go to church on Sunday but work together Monday through Saturday to build a new kind of community in which Jesus says that the land is given to us to nurture and cherish. They learned that they could do things they didn’t think they could do. They learned that gloves are really important for this kind of work!
We, at Oakleaf Mennonite Farm, also learned from these young people that it takes the hands of everyone to build this farm. Volunteers are integral to the health of good farm community. We thank these wonderful youth for their energy and commitment of time! We invite you to come play in the dirt with us!
– Joy Hostetler & Geoff Grosguth