Garden Ministry

“For I was hungry and you gave me food . . .” “Amen I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:35, 40

The Garden Ministry at St. Mark's serves the church food bank by growing vegetables in a parishioner maintained garden.

Additionally, the gardens provide over 40 plots to refugee families to grow food for themselves.  Not only does the garden provide a means to grow food familiar to the refugee families, it helps to build a sense of community between peoples displaced from their homes, trying to start over in a new country. It brings new friendships and support for homesickness.                      

Adults and Children of all ages encouraged to participate in gardening. It is a fun experience for the children and their families.

Please scroll below to see all the wonderful people and companies who help to support the garden


Upcoming Events 


Spring Tilling TBD  - Notice for tilling the garden happens a little last minute because it is weather dependent. But it is important for people to be out there to help pick rocks from behind the tiller.  When you see the notice, please consider taking the time to make coming out to the garden a priority.

Sunday, April 30 - after the 11:00 Mass  - St. Mark's Girl Scouts, and their families, will be helping to prepare the garden. Please join us!

Sunday, May 21 - after the 11:00 Mass - Planting Day! St. Mark's Girl Scouts has chosen the garden as their Bronze Award project! They have grown many plant starts. We will be planting these starts - and more, today.  

Saturdays and Wednesdays 9:00-11:00 All Summer Long  - Tend the garden:  weeding, harvesting, fellowship!


 Thank you to Erick and Boy Scout Troop 94. Erick led his fellow scouts in building these beautiful benches for the garden as a part of his requirements to become an Eagle Scout. The materials were provided by Erick's family. One bench will stay near the parking-lot, the other will be placed under the pine tree in the middle of the gardens where gardeners often sit in the shade to pick beans from the uprooted plants.  Now they will have a more comfortable seat!  Thank you to Erick and Troop 94!

Bench Built by Erick and Troop 94  Bench built by Erick and Troop 94


 Support the Garden - If you would like to make a donation we are looking to acquire or purchase the following items

- heavy duty wheelbarrows (1) - or solid fixes for our weak bottomed wheelbarrows     - Vegetable seeds of all kinds   - Irrigation Tarps (2)    - Garden Hoes (2)     - Storage Shed      - Irrigation pipes  

Garden Ministry Contacts (remove spaces, use symbols)

Shylo Evans   340-2150    hotelinn79 at gmail dot com

Gordon Jones                  gjones709 at yahoo dot com

The Garden Ministry Would Like the Thank the Following for Supporting Us