Community Gardens 2018


NEXT WORK DAY:  Saturday, May 19th, 9AM-12N and Tuesday, May 22, 9AM-12N. Liberty Garden - Planting tomatoes, basil, peppers, greens!

 

 

The Liberty Community Garden is located in the corner lot - 19th and Liberty Streets - adjacent to the church parking lot.  This garden is intended to provide fresh vegetables for the area, and to serve as a model and learning space for the community. The garden provides fresh vegetables for our food pantry as well as anyone in the neighborhood who wants to stop by and help themselves to the fresh veggies provided daily.  Veggies are placed in the special wooden display cart which was made especially for our garden by church member Bernie Poole.


The garden started out as a vision in 2012 to use some vacant land that used to be the site of our apartment building for a positive purpose for the community. Over the last few years it has been amazing to see how God is working through the hands of his children to cultivate the land into a sustainable garden. On any given day during the summer you can see a wide variety of people come and be blessed by the opportunity to reap the harvest that God has blessed us with through the garden. 


In spring, 2014 the garden Community Garden effort was expanded to include a new site on Rt. 68 North, just north of the city.  This garden spot is planted with veggies that will not be as labor-intensive as those in the church-side garden, and is meant to produce larger quantities of many staples.  Potatoes, corn, beans will be a part of the planting at the new site and will be made available with all of the other veggies from the original site at the church.


If you have a green thumb, want to learn, or just want to donate time to help in the garden, we are always looking for helpers. We also can always use tools, plants and financial assitance to support this program as well.  The work schedule at the Liberty Garden will generally be Tuesday and Saturday mornings, as needed, with planting starting in early April.



If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the Community Garden,

you may contact Mike Lockney or the church office (304-428-6174).


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