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Favorite Moment of the Growing Season

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There are many, many great moments in the growing season.  It would be hard to pick a favorite; the first ripe tomato, the first day when you can strip down to your short sleeves, the last plantings of garlic.  All of these are quite lovely, and I’m not saying that it’s the best, but the moment I look forward to most is when the greenhouse fills up and the leaves form a lush canopy of green.

In these last few weeks the greenhouse has gone from completely empty, to having a ¼ of it filled, to having almost all the top benches being filled.  There are still many germ flats demanding to have our attention.  In the coming weeks we will drag pallets into place and create another bench down the center, put plants on pallets under the benches, cram them into every space we can find.

Christmas Words for 2017

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Several days ago the children of the Rosa Parks program were challenged with the question of “What does Christmas mean to you?” Many thoughtful answers occurred. One significant thought that emerged was that we need to choose how we are going to celebrate Christmas….it is not just about getting presents.

10 Reasons to Buy and Eat Local Foods

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When purchasing food, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen trys to purchase as much locally grown food as we can. Here are 10 reasons why you should buy and eat local foods.

Do Small Things With Great Love

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I ran across a saying of Mother Teresa of Calcutta that states, “Do small things with great love.” It set me thinking.

One of the guests of the Meldrum site has taken it upon himself to do a clean-up of the parking lot each morning.  He picks up the cigarette butts and litter before breakfast.  His comment: “Why wouldn’t I do this? The soup kitchen is a kind of home for me, and I want to give something back for what I receive here.”