Monday, May 11, 2009
Denver Gardeners feed Homeless
Denver gardeners are catching on to a new trend - sharing their crops with homeless neighbors. As I was reading this article, I couldn't help but realize that this is modern-day gleaning. Back in the Old Testament, farmers were required by the law to allow the poor to gather the extra crop after harvesting and also plant some crop specifically for their less fortunate neighbors along the edges of their field.
This is a beautiful illustration of God's generous heart. He created a system that allowed the poor to work (gaining dignity along the way) and be fed. The modern day example shows two ways gardeners can share their harvest with the poor - planting and harvesting a specific section of their garden for homeless shelters or inviting a family in need to sow their own plot of land.
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