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.
We began the first steps to our Community Garden in early March 2017. We planted a few beds of late winter vegetables such as lettuce and kale. This garden evolves throughout the year; summer 2017 saw an abundant harvest of tomatoes, as well as squash, okra, and beans. We have one elevated bed for accessibility with hopes to build more.
Who Will Work the Garden?
The Community Garden is maintained by volunteers from the community and 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 Will the Garden Produce?
The Community Garden produces vegetables suitable for the season and easily cooked by individuals in need of fresh vegetables including carrots, lettuce, kale, tomatoes, squash, beans, and others.
How is the Community Garden Maintained?
The Community Garden relies on church and community 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.