March Mission of the Month
MARCH MISSION is - Our Community Garden ~ Build it and they will grow!
Last August, with the help of a dedicated team of volunteers and support from several local businesses, the dream of having a community garden became a reality. Inspiration for this garden came from realizing that many households in our community have limited access to fresh vegetables, a key component for healthy living.
Our garden will provide free space and support to those in our community who either are in need or do not have a space to garden. We hope to promote healthy living in an environmentally friendly space as we learn about gardening and build friendships with one another. Participants will be asked to work with others in the garden, to share what they grow with neighbors and attend 3 workshops (Garden 101, Healthy Cooking and Food Preservation) hosted by the church.
The church's promise is:
1) to freely supply space, tools, plants & seeds, expertise and support.
2) We will work to provide a healthy, grace filled and loving environment for all.
The garden is designed to be accessible for everyone: two of the 6 raised beds are wheelchair and walk-up accessible, pathways are packed stone dust. With our first full season ahead of us, we're looking forward to jumping right in with spring and summer plantings.
If you are interested in sharing a garden space or know of anyone in our community who might be interested in the same, please speak to Pastor Mark.
In addition to Spring planting, we hope to bring a permanent water line to the garden, add a couple of benches and additional perennial fruit and vegetable plantings around the outside perimeter.
Stop by the bulletin board in the Social Hall, check it out and help us "Name That Garden"!