#55 – July 9, 2018 – Heed the Weeds!

Dear Friends,
Definition of a weed: A plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth; especially one that tends to overgrow or choke out more desirable plants, such as in a garden.
The ISHA garden in Bruce, Wisconsin happens to be an outstanding habitat for weeds! So the local volunteers decided to host a “Weeding Party,” and on a lovely summer morning, eight enthusiastic satsangis (plus uncountable numbers of equally enthusiastic, party-crashing mosquitos) gathered at the garden site.
The garden is totally surrounded by weedy vegetation, and so it’s no surprise that weed-pulling sevadars will be in great demand this summer.
The garden before weeding … 
… and the garden after weeding!
Thanks to the good work of the rototiller operators, the areas between the garden rows were quickly cleared of non-edible growth.
And the vegetable rows were cleared by hand.
As lunchtime was approaching, and just as the weeding was completed, dark clouds came rolling in, and the garden was blessed with some much-needed rain!
The weeder pullers retreated to a dry (and mosquito-free) location for lunch, which featured veggies fresh from the garden!  More on the lunch menu in the next blog.
With warmest regards,
Paul Bauer
Chair of ISHA Building & Fund-Raising Committee