Fruits of Our Labor

It’s starting this week and I’m so excited that I was in the kitchen jumping up and down. Chef Camille, our newest employee who is starting our UrbanChef program, is for now working out of the kitchen at the Peace House, cooking meals for our 48 college-age interns USING HERBS AND VEGGIES FROM OUR GARDEN. This evening, when she serves the first meal (Australian lamb and potatoes with rosemary, thyme and basil – all donated), she is going to speak of our bountiful produce and extend the invitation to spend time in the garden.

It’s becoming a healing place – this morning when I arrived one of our staff was there, watering, “because I woke up feeling grouchy and thought I should be here for awhile”. I have found others too – walking, or sitting and taking it in.

So enjoy these pictures, and kudos to Nadia VanderKuip, who by far can take the most credit for all of this.

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