On April 18, the first sod was turned for the creation of the „Varietable Beds“ („Bunte Beete“) on the deconsecrated cemetery in Hörde. In bright sunshine, a good dozen motivated gardeners have created 5 beds in which soon potatoes, beans, zucchini, squash and of course colorful beds will grow. We will continue with the planting of potatoes on April 22nd and the construction of a bean tent on May 27th.
Our partners in Congo have many garden projects where vegetables are grown on church land to provide food for the people and generate income. Inspired by these projects
we first came up with the idea
to crop the deconsecrated cemetery in Hörde. By working together, the previously unused area becomes a place of encounter. In the spirit of education for sustainable development, children and young people learn how vegetables grow and appreciation – even for crooked zucchini – increases. With the local production of food, transport routes are avoided and the community in Hörde gives an example of how the environment can be protected and creation preserved.
For the Thanksgiving there will be a potato soup from the „Varietable Beds“.
Further information in German: http://www.hoerde-evangelisch.de/friedhof/