Sunday, May 9, 2010

Garden Time!

Can't believe it but Spring is really here! The forecast for Wednesday is . . . 80 degrees! That's 28 degrees warmer than the forecast for our home town of Magna, Utah! Go figure!

And, it's time to get gardens in here. The Church is once again helping the members here be able to plant vegetables. This year, we are buying lots of seeds, seed potatoes, gardening implements and even materials for small greenhouses for several families in each branch.

This is a picture of the type of greenhouse envisioned. This one was from 2009 and is one that a member built on his own.

And, we have published a book which provides a significant amount of information on how to grow a vegetable garden.

One of the new focuses of the Church here in Mongolia this year, is food production. We want to help these families become self sufficient. We were surprised to learn that some families were able to make some of their produce from 2009, last all winter long! It seems that families who have a small shanty type structure as a home (a step above a ger), dug root cellars below their homes and put a trap door in their living room floor! And they still have some produce from last year that is still in very good condition! Amazing.


The Fendleys said...

I bet you both are excited to be getting involved in gardening, you did such a good job with it at home.

Happy Mothers Day Mom, I love you!!!

REBYRYAN said...

Yeah for vegetable gardens! Maybe we need to take some tips from them to get our produce to last longer!!

Bressler Bunch said...

Maybe I need the church to teach me how to plant a vegetable garden. Even with all my careful efforts to plant early tomatoes, the ALL DIED!!!

Marcia said...

So did I read that right, did you guys write the book on gardening?
Even if you didn't I'll bet it's great to get involved. NRI gives us tomatoes we can plant if we have a place in back of our house away from the road. The problem will be finding time to pick them.