Community Garden

 

 

The Community Garden is located in the corner lot - 19th and Liberty Streets - adjacent to the church parking lot.  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 will be expanded to include a new site on Rt. 68 North, just north of the city.  This garden spot will be planted with veggies that will not be as labor-intensive as those in the church-side garden.  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.


If you have a green thumb or just want to donate time to help in the garden we are always looking for helpers. We also can always uses tools, plants and financial assitance to support this program as well. 



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

you may contact Cindy Lockney in the church office (304/428-6174).

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