This article in yesterday's Boston Globe reported on a trend most encouraging--community gardens are filling up, sporting wait lists even, leading people to garden in spaces ranging from fire escapes to shared yards to public space. The article is definitely worth a read, but I wanted to highlight a couple of statistics that I found particularly inspiring as we contemplate whether the "grow-your-own" movement is actually taking root in a meaningful way. From the article:
Why are these folk flocking to the compost and seed aisles? Again, from the article:
Do you see this growth--and these reasons for gardening--in your community? What happens when these phenomena take hold in faith communities?
Encouraging. Very encouraging.