Spirituality of Gardening and First Mustard Seed House Plant Sale

April 8, 2014
Spirituality of Gardening

– Christine Sine – Spring has definitely come to Seattle. Today we expect it to reach 72F and I have itchy feet to get out and clear all the weeds before the garden seminar on Saturday. I know that will not happen but it did prompt me to send out this reminder. There is still […]

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Permaculture: Another Journey Toward Wholeness

April 8, 2014
Bio-intensive garden

– Andy Wade – My head’s been swirling with questions and ideas this past few weeks as I’ve been taking a free online permaculture class. The instructor, Larry Korn, quoted Masanobu Fukuoka, a Japanese farmer and philosopher who cultivated the concept of “natural farming”, which greatly influenced the emergence of the permaculture movement. Korn had […]

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Are You and Innie or an Outie (part two)

April 2, 2014
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– Andy Wade – In part one of this article I looked a the difference between inner, private gardens and more outward-focused public gardens and how blend of these two options is actually a more balanced approach. Today I want to explore how Eucharist/Communion can help us better understand how our gardens might become an […]

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Are You an Innie or an Outie? (part 1)

March 31, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Unlike bellybuttons, whether your garden is an innie or an outie actually does say something about you. For most of my life my garden was an innie. Only recently have I begun to explore and appreciate the outtie perspective. This really isn’t about whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, it’s […]

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The Inclusive Front Yard

March 24, 2014
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– Andy Wade – Some of you have been following the developments in our family’s backyard garden. Transforming our backyard from grass to sanctuary has enriched our table as well as our souls. It’s a place of quiet, of reflection, of prayer, and where God can teach us about the intricate patterns and relationships in […]

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Food, Faith, and God’s Good Creation

January 20, 2014
Lenten Rose

– Andy Wade – In Sabbath experience, the deep meaning of creation is revealed as the freedom of each creature to realize its God-given potential, and in that freedom to offer its worship back to God. — Norman Wirzba In preparation for writing with Christine Sine the sequel to her book, To Garden with God, […]

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To Everything…There is a Season

November 11, 2013
Fall Garden

– Andy Wade – Sitting in my office, gazing into my garden sanctuary, it would be easy to be disheartened today. The skies are gray, rain is falling, and the garden is turning brown, crying out for serious care before the winter months. What happened to that amazing pallet of color splashed across the backyard? […]

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Wild Camano Tour!

May 9, 2013
Mustard Seed Village Garden

– by Christine Sine – The Wild Camano tour is over. On Saturday a small group of us gathered on the future site of the Mustard Seed Village on Camano island to tour the land, identify edible species and plant a beginning garden. It was an amazing experience. With the help of Nancy and Greg from […]

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Simplicity isn’t Simple.

May 7, 2013
Planting tomatoes

– by Christine Sine – For the last five year’s my husband, Tom and I have taken what we call the $2 challenge during the season of Lent. For at least one week of the season we restrict our food budget to $2 per person per day. It reminds us that half the world’s population still […]

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Missing Resurrection – reprise

April 9, 2013
Bee on dandilion

– by Andy Wade – 4/28/2012 (revision 4/5/2013) God smacked me upside the head with an amazing double rainbow the other day. The colors were so intense in one of the arcs that I could easily distinguish the many bands of color painted across the sky. I had to stop. I had to just stand […]

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