May and the abundance of rain has made for a bountiful spring garden at my house. Peas, spinach, lettuce, chard, onions, kohlrabi, turnips, strawberries and blackberries are now coming in as fast as I can pick them. Squash and cucumbers are just around the corner, and I'm counting the days until I can harvest the first tomato. But I am reminded we are called to share our bounty:
“When you cut down your harvest in your field, and have forgot a sheaf in the field, you shall not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.” Deuteronomy 24:19
To all my fellow gardeners at CUCC, there is an act of faith you can take to make sure your excess harvest can help those in need: donate your produce to Plant a Row for the Hungry. CUCC has an account and our Sunday School children are already donating. You can drop your produce off at Logan Trading Company, 707 Semart Drive, or at the Interfaith Food Shuttle, 1001 Blair Drive. Be sure to tell them to credit CUCC (the children keep the totals). Best wishes for good gardening.
– Bill Lamb