SEEDS Community Garden
Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed,
and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” And it was so.
- Genesis 1:11
One of the joys of life is planting a seed, then waiting and watching as it turns into a glorious profusion of blossoms. The Seeds Community Garden began with the seed of an idea and is joyfully coming into full bloom. Thanks be to God! It began when some parishioners who share a love of gardening chatted about digging and planting together. One idea led to lots of others, but the seed was still on the table. Then one gardener remembered a discussion about using the pipeline right-of-way adjacent to St. Alban’s as a community garden, and the focus turned to that nondescript patch of land.
Currently, we have 41 garden beds with fruits, vegetables and flowers. We use organic practices, so all the food that comes from our garden is healthy, and we are helping gardeners adopt practices that will keep the beds themselves healthy for years to come. We also have bees!
We have experienced a true sense of community in this community garden. Some families give the fruits (and vegetables!) of their labor to the Loaves and Fishes pantry at Ada Jenkins. We strive to give at least 10 percent of all produce from the garden to local food banks or soup kitchens.