Garden

YOUR Help is Needed!

We hope you will roll up those sleeves and get ready to tend the community garden plants with us! Each year, the Community Garden yield provides fruits and veggies for the needy in our community. Tending the garden is also a great way to spend time with others—bring your family and teach little ones about nature and about serving others, or come with a friend. This year, we have tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, okra, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, beans, peas, and watermelon to nurture to maturity! We are asking volunteers to sign up for one week this summer so we can all share the responsibilities.

 

Mission

The mission of the Community Garden Ministry is to provide fresh food to those hungry in our community. It will also build relationships; and, as we work with other generations, races, socioeconomic levels, and possibly even religions, we will be growing healthy community relations and friendships.

Who Tends the Garden?

The Community Garden is maintained by volunteers from the church who may come individually or in groups. All who enjoy being outdoors, working in the dirt, and watching things grow are welcome. Even with little or no gardening experience, a volunteer can be placed alongside an experienced gardener who will educate them in the process.

What Does the Garden Produce?

Since March of 2017, the Community Garden has been producing vegetables suitable for the season and easily cooked by individuals in need of fresh vegetables including carrots, lettuce, kale, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, eggplant, beans, and more. 

How is the Community Garden Maintained?

The Community Garden relies on church volunteers to weed, harvest, and deliver fresh vegetables to local food pantries and partnerships. We also depend on monetary gifts made to the “Community Garden Fund” to provide the seeds, dirt, and tools necessary to help the garden grow.