The lush vegetation at the GRACE Community Garden is a beautiful illustration of the mission of GRACE: sowing and tending to the needs of families in hopes that they thrive in good soil.

Each month the GRACE Community Garden invites the community to participate in a garden day. The duties tend to vary based on the season, state and planting stages of each crop. Our upcoming garden day is special because it welcomes the spring season and all the new harvest it brings.

We hope you’ll join us on March 19, when we will be planting melons, squash, tomatoes and peppers. The team will treat the fruit trees and stake raspberries and cage tomatoes and peppers. We will also mulch crops and walkways before calling it a day. The garden day begins at 9:00 a.m. and will likely end at noon, depending on volunteer response.

This is an excellent way to engage your family, church group or civic group with hands-on learning that directly benefits families in need.

The GRACE Community Garden is responsible for an average of 3,000 pounds of fresh, organic produce each year. Families can also enjoy the newfound availability of fruit, a rare luxury for a family on a tight income.

If you or group is interested in volunteering for the March 19 work day, visit our full planting calendar here.  Contact garden liaison Alison Shumaker for details.  Thank you in advance for tending to the needs of families through the GRACE Community Garden!