In March, the Enterprise Adventist Church began a series of classes called How to Grow Your Own Food. The first class demonstrated how to grow sprouts and microgreens.
Forty-five people attended the first class. They enjoyed demonstrations and instructions on how to grow both sprouts and microgreens, and sampled several varieties. Participants were also given seeds to start the process at home.
The educational classes are an effort to help people become more self-sufficient in a time when grocery store shelves are becoming increasingly empty.
Members involved with the classes said, "We know God has promised to take care of us, and we praise Him for His blessing of letting us have a part in this." They encourage class participants to claim the promise in Philippians 4:19 that says, "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Jesus Christ" (NKJ).
Future classes will feature hydroponics without the need for electricity, how to make a simple fertilizer at home, a simple greenhouse design and how to grow herbs.