Suddenly being an urban gardener is very much in vogue here in Seattle. Not only are people realizing that it can help save money (we probably saved about $2000 because of home grown produce last year) but they are also realizing that it tastes better and it is probably better for us. Here are a couple of great recent articles about this.
I am particularly keen on the way that gardening enables us to be generous with outhers – in fact my experience is that it forces us to be generous. There is no way that we can eat through all the zucchini, lettuce, or tomatoes when they are in full production. If we don’t share they go bad… hmm I suspect that there is food for a sermon there. Sounds a little like the way God works – if we don’t share what God gives us but try to hoard it instead it “goes bad”.