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The Feast of the Good Samaritan The parable of the Good Samaritan: 27…”Love your neighbor as yourself.” 28  “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” 29   But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” taken from Luke 10:25-37 New International Version (NIV)   […]

The Feast of the Good Samaritan

The parable of the Good Samaritan:

27…”Love your neighbor as yourself.”

28  “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

29   But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

taken from Luke 10:25-37

New International Version (NIV)

 

            And that is the question these days more than ever. In this time of high unemployment, increasing poverty (22% of all children live in poverty now and if you include near-poverty,the number is much higher), home foreclosures and rising food prices. Our streets have gotten meaner. Sometimes we seem to be having trouble remembering that our neighbors include those who may have less than we do.

Then there is the Community Gardens at Kilbourn Park. You may have noticed them as you drive down North Avenue where it bends around the Reservoir. Community Gardens is finishing its third year and is made up of 133 raised organic beds, each one taken care of by an individual, a family, or by groups like the COA Youth Group and the youth who participate in a paid intern program or a local food pantry. The land they work on is provided by the Water Works and is sponsored by many other community groups such as the YMCA Community Development Center and the Riverwest Health Initiative. The Riverwest Neighborhood Assoication is the fiscal agent.

Recently, the Community Gardens at Kilbourn Park has had an increase in theft. People sometimes appear with bags and fill them with vegetables. Here’s what they decided to do about it:

1.      Next year they will put up some signs

2.      They will also open up some beds to the community to come and take what they need.

3.      And this year they decided to offer a harvest feast on October 1…free and open to all! The feast begins at 5:00. Gather and greet at 4:00.

But please if you are able, give some money toward the feast thereby enabling more people to be able to eat. Be a good neighbor.

Cultivator—————table $100.00       chair—- $10.00

Harvestor————    table $200.00       chair—-  $20.00

Perennial Planner—–table $300.00       chair——$30.00

 

Make your check payable to: Riverwest Neighborhood Association

Your contribution is tax deductible.  Mail RSVP with your check to: Community Gardens at Kilbourn Park c/o Riverwest Currents, PO Box 716, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Questions? Call Jan @ 414-430-4705 or email: socialsolutionsmke@gmail.com

 

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