Smart Fish Friday : Grow vegetables, herbs and fruit in your garden. If you don’t have one, start one or use pots on a windowsill or in a sunny spot
Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. Gen 1:29
During World War 2 when there was a food crisis, the government initiative a campaign called “Dig for Victory” These gardens were also considered a civil “morale booster” in that gardeners could feel empowered by their contribution of labor and rewarded by the produce grown. This made victory gardens a part of daily life on the home front.
We have a food crisis in our World and perhaps now is the time that we encourage all Christians to take this small action to grow something in their homes. How satisfying to put your own chives into a salad or to share the excitement of your granddaughter as she sees a tiny tomato growing on the tomato that she planted herself.
By growing something, we also become co-creators with God and learn something of the joy of growth.
- Remember those bean sprouts you did in primary school? http://www.wikihow.com/Grow-Bean-Sprouts-Indoors grow some of those to throw into crunchy salads.
- How about some herbs on your window sill and grow from there! http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/growing-your-own-herbs
- And if you want to start a veggie garden: http://home.howstuffworks.com/starting-a-vegetable-garden.htm