GARDEN OF EATIN' - SEASON 5 - APRIL
Join us this year as we help grow healthy, organic food for the hungry in our community. No experience necessary.
The kiss of the sun for pardon
The song of the birds for mirth
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anyplace else on earth
~ Dorothy Frances Gurney
There’s still snow on the ground as I write, but signs of life are all around me. My tulips are making their presence known, the forsythias are about to burst and crocuses are in bloom! This means it's time to start planning for the 5th season of the Garden of Eatin'. We began this Grow-to-Give garden to give fresh vegetables to our neighbors in need while being a source of education, fun and fellowship for our church family. How wonderful it is that this important source of outreach is still going strong!
To improve our results and make things easier on our faithful volunteers, the committee will be looking into purchasing slow drip soaker hoses to provide a more consistent flow of water. It will work on a timer so that the garden is watered in the early morning hours - the ideal time for the plants receive the benefits before the afternoon sun evaporates the water or "burns" the foliage.
We will also be looking into building a simple raised bed for our cutting garden. This will enable us to provide better quality soil that will produce beautiful flowers to grace our altar and narthex.
We are always looking for more gardeners of ALL ages to join the fun. No prior gardening experience necessary ... we will train!!
If you have any questions, please contact our "Garden Gurus" Karen Hoe - nscheid and Barbara Festa.