What Your Right Hand Is Doing

As our farm develops, donors have been stepping up to keep the GBCCS kitchen operating four days each week.  As much as I would like to share some incredible stories about our donors, I’ve decided that moving forward, I will heed the advice of Jesus, “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds …

The Promised Land

The deep green plants you see in this picture are Armenian cucumbers.  They cover about 25 feet of a hundred-foot row.  My family, friends and I are currently working 6,000 sq.ft. of 12,000 we hope to have planted by the end of August, though it is beginning to look as if the end of September …

Feeding Hungry Children

While we tend our small, desert farm and carefully and attentively work to achieve maximum capacity, we are asking for help to maintain our training and feeding facility in Cité Soleil, Haiti.  As we’ve explained in previous posts, we intend to sell the products that the farm produces and send 100% of the revenue to …

Peace Prize

I am pleased to report that my friend and associate Justin Ricot in Haiti was announced as one of the three 2021 heroes awarded the Cité Soleil Peace Prize.  The deep significance of the award can only be measured against the background from which it comes.  Cité Soleil is generally regarded as one of the …

Growing Tomatoes in Arizona

Growing tomatoes in Arizona is challenging, but easier – though I can’t be certain – than growing tomatoes in Nome, Alaska. Over a year ago, Dwight and I spread a thin layer of wood chips – he calls them compost, but to me, they are wood chips – over the acre or so we are …

Learning Patience

I was not born a patient man. Two things have helped me improve my patience in recent years:  my dog Clarence and agriculture. Clarence’s curiosity and playfulness combined with his great strength make him a handful, but I learned much from his trainer, Becca with K9 Offleash Training in Minneapolis.  Through four hours of training, …

The Faith of Job Garden

I have an idea.  I call it the Faith of Job Garden… My objective is to re-ignite the direct-giving program my friends and I created in 2017 and operated through 2018 to support the Guepard Boxing Club in Cité Soleil [GBCCS].  During that time, we fed upwards of 300 Haitian children, three days each week.  …

Fortuitously Serendipitous

Fortuitous and serendipitous.  Two of my favorite words.  The one, happening by chance; the other, occurring by chance in a happy or beneficial way.  Regardless of word choice, I am fortuitously and serendipitously lucky to be living in the home that found me and Mrs. tVM across the street from the Highland Manor Park when …