Wesley Church Community Garden
The mission of the Wesley Church Community Garden is to provide fresh, nutritionally-rich, locally-grown produce to area food pantries in a way that reflects the collective contribution of members of the community in which we live and work. The garden program includes participants from Wesley Church and the wider community.
Since its founding in 2011, the Wesley Church Community Garden plots have yielded more than 7,000 pounds of produce donations. In recent years, we have even taken advantage of the ample sunlight in the Wesley Church atrium to begin growing seedlings before the start of the planting season – transforming our church building into a greenhouse!
Each growing season, gardeners tend their own plots and participate in larger garden-wide projects. In signing up for a garden plot, each gardener agrees to donate at least 50% of his or her produce yield to area food pantries. Twice each week, volunteers transport donated produce (as well as other non-perishable donations) to New Bethany Ministries, our primary donation recipient.
There are several ways to become involved in the Wesley Church Community Garden, including:
- Tending your own garden plot
- Assisting in larger garden-wide projects
- Joining the watering rotation (especially in late spring / early summer)
- Transporting donated produce to food pantries
For more information on the garden ministry, or to volunteer,
please contact email@example.com.