Next Generation Workday

This has been a busy week for gardeners of all generations in the Twelve Tribes Garden.  On Tuesday morning, the Next Generation was represented by elementary, middle school, and high school young people at the Corinth property.  The weather was perfect: cool and breezy in the early morning, warming to the low seventies by noon.  Each age group spent time with their leaders in their adopted tribe area, praying and dedicating their piece of ground to the Lord and asking for vision over the planning and planting.  Then they all got busy!

We all had a great time getting dirty, a little sweaty, and excited about what God is going to do in this place.   The children and middle school youth eradicated the weeds from two flower beds and each planted a fig tree in Benjamin and Manasseh.  The senior high youth planted two almond trees, one pomegranate, and a fig tree in Asher.  For me, the most exciting part of the day was seeing young people get involved in the gardening transformation from the very beginning. We may have some future horticulturists in the group!


My thanks to all the children, parents, and teachers that made this first garden workday a success.

Happy Gardening!

11 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Susan Kay Murphy on March 18, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    This is so wonderful to see…What a redemptive story for Beulah Acres and all the lives involved.
    Blessings to all!


  2. Posted by Virginia Mary Zajesky on March 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Blessings on that beautiful baby boy and the Lord’s flowers (all those involved in tending the garden)!!!!!!!!!!!


  3. Posted by Linelle Kelley on March 18, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    what precious pictures!


  4. Posted by Debbie on March 18, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Your instruction to the children that caterpillars must be allowed to eat in the butterfly garden was a welcome word of grace. Thank God, He allows hungry caterpillars to be nourished judgment free. Knowing what’s ahead….


  5. Posted by Patty Roudebush on March 18, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Seeing the real family of God doing what the Father intended us to be doing is soooo moving! Father, be glorified by your children of every age. We all want to bloom where we are planted.


  6. Posted by Sally on March 19, 2011 at 1:32 am

    Love the pictures of all the kids involved ! Start them young and they will have a lifelong love of God’s creation ! Bless you Pam !


  7. Posted by maria wennberg on March 19, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Thank you for the wonderful pictures. It is so good to see all of these young hands in the dirt. They will learn life’s greatest lessons digging in the dirt.
    Pam it is amazing to see how beautifully the Lord is using your gifts so powerfully and how you instill a love for the land in so many young hearts. thank you. Maria


  8. Posted by Shirlyn Henry on March 19, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Thanks for the Blog I feel as am there though am far in the Trinidad and Tobago,Really wonderful to see the pictures.I really love and appreciate you guys at Glory of Zion,hope to visit soon.


  9. Posted by Stephen on March 19, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I am so looking forward to following this blog throughout the growing season this year! I am part of the next generation gardeners and this will be my third year growing veggies and fruits. Is there a book that you could recommend that covers a wide spectrum of topics for organic gardening tips?

    Thanks so much,


    • Where do you live, Stephen? Gardening is a regional endeavor! What works–or doesn’t work–in Texas may not apply in other parts of the country.


  10. Posted by Glenda Stepheson on March 20, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Love the picture’s and enjoy watching this garden come alive and bring new life to that dry and thirsty ground. Beautiful vision!


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