A community garden is not just a place to grow healthy food; it's also a place to grow a healthy soul. Our garden is a way to express our faith, benefit from the harvest of the crops, and share with each other.
In June 2014, we started planting in our new garden simply named, "Fred's Garden." We planted a variety of flowers along with vegetables to harvest for our congregation and our local community. We decided to start our garden using straw bales this year. There are many good reasons to plant in straw bales. Straw bales are easily reachable from a wheelchair or walker since they're raised, they are almost weed-free (something quite nice for those of us who no longer bend or kneel as we once did, or just hate weeding). They are great if there is poor soil or poor drainage and no digging or tilling is needed.
In the fall we'll get in the autumn spirit, share with each other our harvest, and plan on a community event for Pumpkin Picking, bake sale, face painting for the kids and most importantly, fellowship with each other.
Check in often for updates in Fred's Garden, photos and activities, or just stop by and visit with us.
"And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for such sacrifices God is pleased" - Hebrews 13:16 NIV