The harvest of the GRACE Community Garden is a beautiful illustration of the GRACE mission: sowing and tending to those in need so families can thrive in good soil.

The GRACE Community Gardens provide an average of 2,000 pounds of fresh, organic produce to families each year thanks to community members who roll up their sleeves and put on their gardening gloves.

Garden workdays are rewarding, feasible opportunities families and groups have to help local families in a tangible way.

The community is invited to GRACE’s early Fall Planting Date, happening Saturday, September 10 at 8:00 a.m. Volunteers will be preparing the soil and weeding and mulching fruit trees, so that next month volunteers are able to plant cabbage and other fall favorites.

In addition, the GRACE Community Gardens are in need of fresh, untreated grass clippings (void of pesticides) to supplement the compost bin. When you’re cutting the lawn after a summer shower, keep the gardens in mind!

Volunteers should RSVP to Caryn Hutchinson and contact her if you have grass clippings to donate.

A special thanks to our volunteer workers at the Community Garden, the Grapevine Garden Club and AMES tools for investing in another fruitful season.