Last Wednesday, Josh and I received a vanload of volunteers from Holy Comforter Episcopal Church. The group was a mix of folks from the Friendship Center and interns from the Candler School of Theology. After they piled out, we exchanged greetings, briefly caught up with each other, and finally joined hands in prayer. Will, one of the Friendship Center participants, led us in offering to God words of gratitude for the chance to work in the open air, as well as words inviting God to make our common work holy and good. After the amen, we divided into groups and set about repairing the greenhouse plastic, planting seed pallets, and feeding the farm’s livestock.
We were honored and happy to share the farm with a whole bunch of really excited, pleasant, kids from Emmaus House this morning.
They were full of great questions like how the rain gets in the greenhouses and what sheep’s teeth look like and how they are different from goat’s teeth (honestly, I never really looked before) and more. They were polite to a fault and excited by just about everything (except the daddy longlegs spider I accidentally flung on one terrified girl – I am still praying she will accept my apology) The adults they brought with them were thrilled to meet us and I feel certain there are new and exciting partnerships that will arise from our time together.
Thanks to the AmeriCorps folks, our farmers, and Aaron Hardeman for helping make this a wonderful tour.
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This week was our first week of the season without Angela, and it was evident after Monday. Lucky for us, we had one killer group of volunteers from Turner Broadcasting. This group of 20+ volunteers helped us clear our lower field on Mary Dell rd. They did what would have taken us at least a week! Thank you thank you thank you!
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