The weather this year where I live can only be described as a “perfect spring” so far. We even had one last farewell snow on March 20th. It was over one inch and was gone by the next day, but it was breathtakingly beautiful nonetheless. When we still had our heavy winter mantle of snow my mind was racing to plan all varieties of new garden adventures for this year, but then as serendipity stepped in and melted the cover away, I remembered. I remembered how the “few projects” of last summer took much more time and effort than I had imagined. I remembered how I told myself that I would finish the odds and ends in the upcoming season. I remembered all of the details that I promised would materialize in this new year.
So, I took a step back. I revised my plan for this year and am rededicating myself to finishing and improving the projects started last year. It’s so much more fulfilling to have a small thing completed well than a much larger thing done halfway. As spring unfolds before us and offers the promises of new life and rejuvenation, may we all remember to focus on polishing the jewels we already have.
Reconnect with the season… plant the miracle of a seed!
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
Growing Power, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a fabulous and inspiring organization dedicated to eliminating “food deserts” in urban areas. Check out their website to be amazed!
“What can I do?” Call your local community center or church that has a community/soup kitchen garden and see what help they need this year for making fresh, local food available to everyone.