Plant-a-Row for the Hungry

Becky Gilbert

Working in the plant-a-row garden

This community garden project provides fresh produce for local food pantries and Homeless Connections. In 2016, the garden produced 19 different types of fruits and vegetables and ended the season with a total harvest of 3,022 pounds.

Volunteers are needed to grow seedlings, set up the drip irrigation system, plant, weed, harvest and deliver produce. No experience is needed, just a desire to help with this valuable ministry. Volunteers are needed to commit to working at the garden on a weekly basis for two to three hours.

The Plant-a-Row garden project was founded by Dr. Jack Harris, who was committed to providing fresh, nutritious food to people in our community who are struggling. In 2015, First Congregational introduced two raised beds on the church property in addition to the large ¼-acre garden we maintain off site.

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