Growing Produce and Creating Community
The Seeds of Faith Community Garden is an on-campus garden purposed for creating a place for learning, fellowship, and providing food for local food pantries. In 2010-11 growing season, the garden was established with seven volunteers, an empty plot of land, one hose, and 100 cinder blocks. This year, we celebrate our ten year anniversary! In the past ten years, God has faithfully grown thousands of pounds of fresh produce for families at ECHO and Hope For Her.
How Can I Get Involved?
The garden is divided into two sections: the individual grower beds, and the donation beds. The individual grower beds are rented out to those who would like to grow their own produce. The donation beds are run by volunteers who grow produce donated to ECHO and Hope For Her.
We currently have some garden beds available for rent. Rental fees are $35 with commitment to six volunteer hours for the entire year.
The best way to serve in the garden is to help at our community garden work days. On the second Saturday of each month, from 8-10am, people of all ages, expertise, and lack thereof, come together and manage the garden. In the past we have built fences, mulched walkways, harvested produce, weeded plots, and more! There's a job for everyone. There's no sign up needed, just bring a water bottle and wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty! The planned dates for the remainder of 2021 include October 9th, November 13th, December 11th. We pick back up in the New Year on January 8th, February 12th, March 12th, April 9th, May 14th, and June 12th.
If you would like to rent a bed, get involved, or have any questions, you can reach us at .
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