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, vegetables or fruit. The SEEDS Community Gardens began with the seed of an idea and has joyfully grown into 49 raised garden beds. It began when some parishioners who share a love of gardening chatted about digging and planting together. Today SEEDS has grown into a ministry for the community with gardeners coming from as far away as Concord and Huntersville.
Gardeners use organic practices, so all the food that comes from our gardens is healthy. We help each other, share gardening tips and enjoy our community and the beautiful space. You don’t have to be an experienced gardener. Some people garden year-round, others just spring, summer and fall. We supply water, tools, mulch, bed frame repair and picnic tables. There is a yearly rental fee of $80 to cover our costs. What is grown in the Gardens? Just about anything! We also have a garden bed dedicated for food donation and another for our pre-school.
Food for the body and for the soul -- that’s what our gardens grow. Our space is beautiful, a place to feel peace and marvel at God’s creation. Thanks be to God!
If you are interested in more information or in renting a space in our community gardens, please contact the church front office or catch Jean Bonnyman or Ginger Knudson in church.