After crushing summer heat, it’s finally time to enjoy the great outdoors and what better way to do that than at the GRACE Community Garden!

This Saturday is Early Fall Tending day. Participants will plant winter crops which do well in the fall weather. All produce harvested will go in the GRACE Food Pantry. Some of the other plots will be worked include some that were planted in spring and are now ready for harvest.  

Garden Work Days are a great way to give back to the community and for those new to gardening, a wonderful opportunity to learn.

Work at the GRACE Garden is directed by certified master gardeners.

Volunteers do not need to be gardeners—demonstration and teaching are part of the GRACE Garden experience. The Garden is supervised by volunteer certified master gardeners and maintained by trained volunteers, some who are clients and give back by working in the gardens.

Ultimately, Garden volunteers find joy in planting, growing, and reaping beautiful, organically grown produce for the GRACE mission.

The Garden provides the blessing of fresh, wholesome food to the plates of those who need the assistance.

All produce goes to the GRACE Food Pantry, and then on to families in need.

Much of the work this week will include rendering the past season’s vines and stems into biodegradable mulch which will slowly break down and enrich the soil for next spring’s planting.

GRACE is always in need of volunteers for this fun and rewarding activity so even if you’re new to gardening – sign up, make friends and enjoy helping provide nutritious food for our community.

Log on Gardening Day to learn more!