Sunday, January 11, 2009

Our gardening plans put to the test!



When Martin Luther King said: "I have a dream......", his biggest challenge, I think was to convince his "own"people that they should have that dream too. So it is with our gardens too. Some of you who have contributed with seeds and money might have thought we have eloped and that this was all a scam, but we have been fighting big battles around here to make people see the benefit of such a garden. We have planted...and then the seeds does not get watered, we had to beg people to just clear a piece of their garden so that we could come and help them start a garden..... challenging, I'm telling you!


Then on Thursday night we went to one of the gardens and was totally disheartened to find the garden overgrown with weeds..until my eye caught something green..........could that be....no......wait, yes it is.......a MARROW!!!!! Wait, there is another one...and a butternut squash and some peppers...and potatoes and tomatoes......Oh man we were overjoyed!!!! It made the struggle so worth while...amazing!!!!!

I will post some dishes that I prepared with the marrow in the meantime here are a few pictures to just keep you updated.

7 comments:

glamah16 said...

Patience. See its coming together. Sometimes we get so downtrodden we lose faith. When they see the results, they will be more enthuastic.

david santos said...

Happy Valentine`s Day.

Shana | Secretary Diaries | said...

All the best with your project!! It's incredibly encouraging to see what you are doing. All of the very best! :-)

Paula said...

This is a wonderful project- so inspiring!

Several tips said...

Good posting.

Anil P said...

An inspiring project. Look forward to hearing more of it. What is it like to try and convince folks to participate in the project with their gardens.

Paula said...

What a great blog!

Have a nice time!
Paula