Garden of Hope
In our initial year we were able to start the program with 7 families who started working in the garden. We planted lettuce and spinach, radishes and potatoes, a variety of herbs, pepper, peppers and more peppers, tomatoes, cabbage and kholrabi, and watermelons. All in all we produced over 250 lbs of food that was donated to local food banks and families in need. Beyond waht we donated all families were able to take home what they wanted or needed week in and and week out of the production cycle.
We are beginning to make preparations for year two as we make adjustments for an even better second year. If you are interested please contact Brian or attend our nex meeting.
Garden of Hope Purpose
Community Gardens have grown in popularity in recent years. The Garden of Hope is a community garden with a special purpose. The purpose is to help people who are food insecure learn how to grow, harvest, and preserve healthy foods.
Here in Shelby Co. roughly 1 in 10 people go hungry according to Feeding America’s website. Christ’s Church has donated the land and water resources to develop a community garden to help in the fight against hunger. Wallace Campbell founder of CARE said, “The best way to help people prevent hunger is in self help programs.” The Garden of Hope is just that.