“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
The Garden Ministry would like to thank the St. Mark's Girl Scouts and all the parishioners who participated in their Bronze Award project to grow plants for the church garden. Because of your support the garden ministry received hundreds of plants that have filled the garden and been shared with the refugee family gardeners! If you forgot your plants, you can still bring them to the garden's edge and contact Shylo to let her know it needs to be planted (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you to everyone, the Garden Ministry has truly been blessed.
Saturdays and Wednesdays 9:00-11:00 All Summer Long - Tend the garden: weeding, harvesting, fellowship!
First Friday in March - Bishop Kelly Service Work Day
Last Weekend in April - Girl Scouts in the Garden
Weekend after Mother's Day - Planting Day
Last Weekend in October - Garden Clean-up (subject to changes due to weather)
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