Our Ministry

•June 14, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Morning Glory Farm and Gardens is a Nelson Seventh-day Adventist Ministry and is operated from 1502 Granite Rd., Nelson, British Columbia.

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30

This has been an amazing journey of laughing, crying and stepping out in faith.  I would like to thank the Lord. Also I would like to thank the Nelson church, whose members were skeptical about my strange no till farming ways and yet supported me pursuing these (strange to them) earth/human  sustainable methods.  The church donated $500 in the beginning and an additional $1000 this fall YEAH!!!

COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS

We began in May and already we have received over $17,000 in in kind donations and volunteer labor and cash 🙂 PBTG and thanks to all who went over and above the call of duty to get the job done.

Special thanks to Limbwalker who dropped off chips every time I called.

This ministry loves/loves to promote all aspects of sustainable living!  Our ministry is dedicated to becoming an educational example of respectful behavior toward appreciating and understanding being stewards to the natural world around us.  We plan to do this through education (via film nights and workshops) about eating/growing, harvesting respectfully, keeping living local, native plants, ethnobotany, permaculture and sustainable building.

This year

We got a very late start mostly because the project was unplanned and other life factors.  On top of that it rained for a month  after we finally planted.  After such a strange and slow beginning we are greatly pleased with the results.

In/for the garden

Our squash was a heavy producer and was bountiful, covered with numerous tiny squash on each plant…. alas the frost came before they got big and even though they were covered they were doomed!  Even after being gnoshed on by the beautiful deer we share the space with they produced (they also chomped some tomatoes, beets, lettuce, cabbage etc…  next year fence!)

We will winter over the kale and lettuces for as long as we can by covering the beds. And next year we will start germinating in late winter so we can plant starts in early spring (instead of seeds in late spring).

When we get  funding we will be doing more and more 🙂 …

Hallelujah our garden has grown

The no tilling soil prep took almost 12 weeks instead of the 6 that was anticipated (guess we didn’t count on the deep roots of cooch grass

Next years planting area will be at least 60 x 100 ft with 7 (8’8″x 4’4″)  beds for anyone in the community who wants to plant (this is what is already prepared) also

3 Herb beds 3’x20′, more shaded 8×14, and front bed mixed with flowers 2 1/2 x 40′

Potato patch 14′ x 25′

and an added side area by our rosehip mega bush of at least 12′ x 20′

In addition we have cleaned and prepared little areas on the grounds and cleared part of the lower acreage for our yurt with a woodchip path through our native garden (with an emphasis on plants that love butterflies and visa versa )or let the birds and butterflies be loved and join us  garden…

We have some walnut trees being donated this week and some fruits and hazelnuts on the way! yeah!

We are truly blessed…