Here’s a shot of our lovely new garden beds. Justin and Aaron found some unloved wood and used it to construct the beds, then the two of them and I filled them with horse manure. It’s really awesome, and is actually quite large. I’m excited to see what we’re going to grow for the spring. We haven’t quite decided, though Austin’s also working on learning to grow mushrooms, too, so that should be fun.
In other news, I started tutoring at the Edgehill Public Library. I helped two girls with their homework a couple of weeks ago, but I mainly working with one awesome student right now. I feel good about helping with homework, though I always wonder how good I am at explaining and clarifying areas where they might be confused. I’m sure I’ll hit my stride soon enough.
What’s really exciting is that we hosted Nakeisha Alexis-Baker over for dinner about two weeks ago. She’s founder of Jesus Radicals, a Christian Anarchy organization, and was one of the speakers for Belmont’s spiritual emphasis week. I’m super excited, especially because she’s a woman of color and I always find it neat to see and hear the radical ways in which women of color are living out their lives. And then, we hosted a discussion after her talk in the evening which I was excited about.
Our first discussion night went really well, and we even had members of another community house nearby come over. We’ve had a lot more interest from other people who want to come over as well. I’m really expecting some great things to come. Tomorrow night is our first potluck so I’m hoping we’ll have a good time together breaking bread.