The cooler months are the perfect time to plan a garden. Even though spring officially starts in late March, we’re still experiencing some cool weather across the country. Take advantage to do some last-minute planning before the weather beckons you outdoors.

Gardening is such a hopeful act, one that can bring us nearer to God and his creation. Whether you intend to plant a few veggies in containers or a plot of ground, or whether you are being called to help organize and participate in a community garden for your church or neighborhood, the “dormant” months of winter are valuable for dreaming, reflecting, planning and organizing. Gardening in community is quite powerful. Among the benefits: increases consumption of fruits and vegetables, stimulates social interaction and serves as a catalyst for community development.

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