If you haven’t had a chance to stop by the Peace Garden, you should. It's located just to the west of the SAM Building. A team of volunteers recently started it with the garden's primary purpose being to provide fresh produce for people served by the Arborlawn Food Pantry.
The garden is completely organic. The recently planted seeds have started sprouting; the tomatoes and peppers are in bloom. We have been blessed with much needed rain and glorious sunshine. The Lord is good indeed! We have started a schedule of volunteers to water and are in need of hands for Friday, Saturday and as backups. Thanks to those who have already volunteered. Donations may be made to the Peace Garden to help with the cost of an irrigation system and general upkeep.
When you look at the garden, you will see that there are holes in the bricks filled with dirt. We encourage you to come and plant a flower in the holes. Low-growing plants such as moss rose and portulaca are great choices. Around the tomatoes we are recommending marigolds, especially Mexican marigolds.
The herb garden is coming in May! The Children’s Sunday School classes planted seeds to help get it started. It will be built as an Eagle Scout project. The Boy Scouts have been such a blessing to us in establishing our gardens.
Nancy Price is the chairperson for the Peace Garden committee. Patricia Johnson is serving as the secretary and volunteer coordinator. We need those with expertise in vegetable gardening to join the committee and help us continue to move forward. This is your garden. Let us know how you can help or if you see something that needs to be done. See a log of Peace Garden activities here.
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