• 5/10 Presbytery Council at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom
  • 5/13 PEVA Letter Offering Zoom 11:30 a.m. via Zoom
  • 5/13 PEVA Letter Offering Zoom 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
  • 5/18 Radial Dialogue Team 6:30 p.m. via Zoom
  • 5/18 Commission on Preparation for Ministry 9:30 a.m. via Zoom
  • 5/19 Trustees/SMT 1:00 via Zoom
  • 6/1 Commission on Ministry at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom
  • 6/3 Congregational Vitality Team 2:00 p.m. via Zoom

Do You Grow Your Own?

back yard garden

Grow a vegetable garden this spring, grow some of your own food to experience the miracles of nature, enjoy God’s freshest gifts and gain deeper appreciation for the hard work that goes into food production. Start a community or church garden to learn to grow healthy food, and connect with the neighborhood and teach others the joy of growing food and eating healthy. 

Whether you have a backyard,a kitchen window, church yard you can garden. A good gardening space receives at least six hours of sunlight per day and has a conveniently located water source. Consider container gardening on your porch or balcony if you’re low on outdoor space. CLICK HERE FOR RESOURCES

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food: This is a USDA-wide effort to better connect consumers to their local producers. The website provides a list of the major loan and grant programs available through the Department to support the development of local agriculture. Some of these programs can be used for community gardening projects: www.usda.gov/knowyourfarmer

So you do have a garden, Do you have more then you can eat or can this season? Consider donating some fresh home grown produce, various local shelters (example For Kids, Haven House) and food banks in the area are looking for fresh produce (no canned or jarred) to subsidize meals for those in need and those they serve.  Contact your local shelter.  
Last Published: May 16, 2018 2:33 PM