Growing up in the Garden

Today we invite you to check out a blog from Tashia Toupin, the Social Justice Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Regina, Saskatchewan. Tashia introduces this blog Growing up in the Garden here:

My whole life, I have been blessed to spend ample time outside. My brothers and I were raised in a home where we had our church clothes and play clothes. My maternal grandpa loved gardening and had an epic backyard that was dedicated to growing beans, peas, potatoes, kohlrabi, tomatoes, and award-winning gladiolas, to mention a small fraction of the many wonderful plants found at 1059 Coteau Street. I learnt many life lessons in the dirt with my grandpa in my childhood. One of the final gifts that I received from my grandpa was an assortment of gardening tools and grow lights to start garden vegetables from seeds. This experience has been so foundational in my personal and spiritual life that I want to share this with others. I have started literally hundreds of seeds, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers, lettuces, and some herbs. These will be available for purchase for the May long weekend for you to take a small piece of this legacy into your own yards.

Each week we will explore one of the lessons learnt from growing up in the garden. If you have questions or comments about any of the material covered, or would like to share a bit of your own story and life lessons from the garden, I would love to hear them.

Check out Tashia’s first blog post “Resurrection and Repurpose” by clicking the button below.