Working on a sustainable farm at an Ivy League university, it can be easy to forget the spiritual element of farming. But a minister-in-training who helps out at the farm reminds the author of how agriculture can serve as a a metaphor for faith.
A book, some friends, and a plenty of coffee are as important to the process as the 30 pounds of charcoal and the big rusted tube of a grill. When you go on an overnight pig roast, the delicious pork at the end is just part of the fun.
These student farmers make pizza from their own crops. They grow the basil, harvest the basil, put the basil on a pizza, eat the pizza, compost the waste, and spread the compost on next month's basil patch. And they share this recipe so you can make your own pizza at home.
You wouldn't think vegetable farming and attending a prestigious Ivy League college would have much in common. You would be wrong.