gardening

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.

— Alfred Austin

Our gardens not only provide us with nourishing fruits and vegetables but challenge us with a learning experience and a lesson in patience.  through thoughtful preparation and planning, we see the benefits of our first harvest of the growing season…!

In the center of the Manor of Hope’s gardens is a comfortable gazebo, with the raised beds radiating outward… a design created by one of our residents Jesse, who can be seen harvesting this morning’s lettuces.

Over the coming weeks, we will be harvesting peas, onion, spinach, arugula, and mixed greens for our table.  Succession plantings of summer vegetables (eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers) are in place and are carefully tended to by residents, our culinary team of Andrew and Sam,  along with the helpful experience and guidance from our friend and Manor of Hope partner, Bing Houston, from Stony Hill Farm.

It is truly a pleasure to have the resource of the gardens… a place not only to work, but also to learn, and grow.