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How Does HIS Garden Grow? HIS Students learn to grow their own food. By Jim Hunt and Diana Fish
Josiah enjoys a tasty carrot from HIS garden while Tessa washes the day’s harvest.
“The working of the soil is a lesson book, which if read will be of the greatest benefit to every student in our school.” E.G. White
s a farmer and a teacher, one of my favorite Bible passages is the parable of the mustard seed. The tiny seed doesn’t look like much, but when planted and nourished properly it will exceed all expectations of growth. As the farm manager, I came to Holbrook Indian School (HIS) in 2016 to help grow plants; however, what keeps me here is the growth and development of our young people. They, like the humble mustard seed, are not 16
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always able to see beyond their origins, but with love and care they can flourish the way God intended them to. As Ellen White wrote, “The working of the soil is a lesson book which, if read, will be of the greatest benefit to every student in our school” (Ms 187, 1897). I am blessed that Holbrook shares my mission to include agriculture as part of the students’ educational efforts.
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