Ekklesia Acres

Church-based gardening
Don Charles grips a broadfork, his feet invisible beneath displaced straw from the potato row. The tool is a cross between a rake and a shovel and rises to chest height on most people. Charles bends his 6’7” frame to grip the handles at his waist and plants his weight on the metal beam connecting handles and teeth. The teeth begin to penetrate the ground’s matted surface, revealing a rich mix of fluffy soil and lumpy potatoes.


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