With 2022 coming to a close and a new year upon us, the GRACE Community Gardens is back in action. This program produces healthy and organic foods that go right into the GRACE Food Pantry and is a wonderful place for you and your loved ones to volunteer.

The mission of the GRACE Community Garden is to cultivate a healthy community by building collaborations and providing organically grown produce to those in need. The garden produces more than 1,500 pounds of produce each year, with most of the organically grown produce from the garden being donated to the GRACE Food Pantry.

The Community Gardens have not only been a source of fresh produce for the community, but it has also served to be an educational resource to many. Volunteers, clients, and the community has a chance to plant, tend to the garden beds and organize the best-suited crops in a way that is rewarding to everyone involved.

“This past year the Community Gardens saw over 175 volunteers who put up an astonishing 600 plus volunteer hours,” said Volunteer Manager Ryan Jackson. “Volunteers play a vital part in helping to continue the tradition of healthy organic foods that go directly to our clients.”

The GRACE Community Gardens wants to kick off 2023 on the right foot. This upcoming Saturday, January 7th from 12 pm- 3 pm, we will have our first Gardening day of the year, and we would love for you to be involved. If you or anyone you know has availability to come and serve this weekend or any other weekend at the garden, please sign up here.

We still have openings for the rest of the year if you can’t make it this weekend. If you have any questions, about the GRACE Community Gardens, please reach out to Ryan Jackson, Volunteer Manager, at rjackson@GRACEGrapevine.org.