Big Garden

Mike - 5July 10, 2000

Want more garden than your small urban allotment? Try what I did. Take a walk around your neighbourhood and look for the weediest or bleakest church/synagogue yard. Approach the pastor or rabbi and offer to take over yard maintenance chores!

Some congregations might even have a budget and pay you for your work, or at least, expenses. The church I work at is very poor, so I bear the expense of perennials, shrubs etc. However, they are classified as donations to the church, so I submit all receipts and am issued a statement by the parish for claiming it on my income tax.

I've been at it for two years now and it's been great.

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Cathy Mancill - tx

Mike,

do you find that your efforts inspire others -- in the church or community -- to take up gardening?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2000 at 1:21PM
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Monika - 5

Mike, I am glad you posted.
Getting older one wonders what will I do if I no longer have my home and garden. This seems like a wonderful way to spend some time, kneeling in my case, since I love to handweed. Thank you, you made me smile..Monika

    Bookmark   October 7, 2000 at 9:00AM
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