One of the nicest things around the campus here at GCTS is the abundance of food that the Creator has supplied for us. It is also the most underutilized aspect of the campus, and perhaps the most ignored blessing of Providence in North America.
When we first arrived in June we were still able to pick a few dandelion greens and plantain for salads. All summer long dandelion and clover flowers have been available, too. In mid-summer we were eating as many blackberries as we could pick. We've made choke-cherry syrup from trees on campus and I'm in the middle of picking black cherries to make jelly this week.
This is one of the great joys of not owning a car - life is a slower pace so I am permitted to notice things that car-riders zoom by. We are enjoying riding our bikes around the neighbourhood - to church and to the stores. There really is no need for a car here!
At any rate we are blessed to be able to partake in the natural foods that the Lord has offered... and all without leaving campus. We look forward to the next few months bringing continued sustenance.