HOUSE NEWS: Coffee, greens, and garden dreams – and a bit of Obama

For more information on what’s happening this week at the Green House, please click here.

Thanks so much for helping last week with the delicious soups, fresh bread, and presence at the house! Everything went just right – even to the very last bowl of soup served at the close of the cafe.  We’re in a similar bind this week with John gone and Kelli here (except Kelli knows how to cook…), so please write and let us know if you can help and when so we can be sure we’re covered!

We have had so many greens donated from local farmers! Last week’s abundance combined with that of this week will result in a departure from our usual soup. This week it’s “greens and beans” and baked sweet potatoes. It’s a healthy,  hardy meal that our own family loves. If you are interested in trying it out for yours, here’s the recipe we’ll be using (x 50!).

February is the time of year, here in Gainesville, to start dreaming of spring gardening. After losing the water at our wonderful empty-lot garden last summer we had to adjust our dreams a bit.  We decided to try to grow as much as we can with what we’ve got – a small postage-stamp front yard with wonderful sun almost all day long.  We’re going to experiment with some self-watering pots and maybe window boxes to take advantage of all our assets. HOWEVER, we have bigger dreams brewing that are in the approval process (city-owned land). Pray for us; it could be WONDERFUL!

Also, we just received our copy of the Catholic Agitator, published by the Los Angeles Catholic Worker.  Many of you know how much we admire them and that we have modeled some of what we do here after Hennacy House. In this month’s edition, Jeff Dietrich, long-term LACW community member, writes a front-page theological reflection on the Obama presidency. So many of us wrestle with  the gap between our values, hopes, and ideals contrasted with political “reality.” Jeff’s article helps to put it into a broader and biblical perspective.  The Moral Captivity of Obama is an interesting read.

Oh, and we could use coffee donations – fair trade preferably!

Thank you – and hope to see you this week!

Kelli and John

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