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Church in Germany growing the plants of the Bible outdoors
« on: August 09, 2019, 05:11:18 AM »
Hi,
a couple years ago i stumbled by accident upon the small village of St Martin in Germany. Their priest had the daring idea to plant all the plants mentioned in the Bible around the church. In Germany!
They were more successful than i would ever dream managing to grow olives, pistaccio trees, carob snd many more without any protection exept the mild microclimate. Check that out:

https://youtu.be/GeCvsUzJjTo

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Re: Church in Germany growing the plants of the Bible outdoors
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 11:38:02 PM »
Interesting I wonder If they just grew thousands , and found the ones that lived ,
or if they protected them for a some years so they could handle the cold.


I'm in -20 F USDA zone 5 b

Will have to watch next time I eat dinner
will look up some articals on it in a few days if your interested
(Im a caregiver so I can do that in my spare time I've seen your posts
right now as a matter of fact I'm trying to forge wild pawpaw for this week(asimina triloba not payapa)


so I can graft seleted wild types onto my tree's (or persimmon ) have fun forging.)

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Re: Church in Germany growing the plants of the Bible outdoors
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2019, 07:25:21 AM »
Here in Fátima (Portugal) too. There are a big garden with the plants and trees of Bible.

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Re: Church in Germany growing the plants of the Bible outdoors
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 04:42:20 AM »
Basically if they took plants from the mountains of Lebanon or Palestine they should be quite frost hardy.
I found a place that grows Mediterranean scrub / trees in zone 7a on a frosty mountaintop:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cLlRuhr2pOI

And here is somebody growing pawpaw in Canada, maybe he can help. Search in the comments:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi3DO90mvAk

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Re: Church in Germany growing the plants of the Bible outdoors
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2019, 10:05:53 AM »
And im not sure normal persimmon (D. kaki) will grow in 5b but D. lotus does well enough in 7a so it might be worth trying.

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Re: Church in Germany growing the plants of the Bible outdoors
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2022, 10:06:37 AM »
This is a very interesting approach to the Bible, I think

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Re: Church in Germany growing the plants of the Bible outdoors
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2022, 10:10:00 AM »
Our pastor thought of that, too. In addition to having church worships on Sundays, we have Bible study days.

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Re: Church in Germany growing the plants of the Bible outdoors
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2022, 04:07:09 PM »
How about the Apple Tree ?  Maybe a sign " Please Don't Eat The Fruit "

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Re: Church in Germany growing the plants of the Bible outdoors
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2022, 06:58:14 PM »
Our pastor thought of that, too. In addition to having church worships on Sundays, we have Bible study days.
Anyone can study the Bible, even if they aren't a Christian. All people in our church are always welcome. I've brought college friends to firstchurchlove.com several times because I wanted to show them my favorite place in town. My friends used to come with me to my morning Bible reading group. Also, we have groups where kids come after school. Many names of plants would be unfamiliar to these kids, so the pastor bought some nuts and fruits for the church to show them. And so the idea of growing these plants in pots was born.
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