Our Community Supported Agriculture
in The Gardens at Council Tree
What it is:
Our Community Supported Agriculture is our chance to reach out into the community and beyond the walls of the church. It includes a garden and soon to be orchard where we grow produce to share with those in need in our community.
We work alongside neighbors, partnering organizations, and the families we serve, to share fresh produce and have a common ground to come around together!
- your household needs to qualify financially, and
- you need to work once a month in our gardens during the growing season OR pay for your produce at a reduced rate
Whether you share our same beliefs or not, we want to have you, people from all walks of life, serving, leading, and receiving in our work!
How to Help:
It takes many moving parts for a project and ministry like this to come together, and we can’t do it without your help. Click the Get Involved link below to see how to connect, donate, work in partnership, or get in the mud with us! – There are more ways to connect than just gardening, and we need a whole community to truly benefit the community!
Garden Off-Season Outreach
We have a beautiful opportunity to continue to connect with some of our local garden families! We will be putting together food boxes of fresh produce next Sunday, December 16 following the church service. It is difficult for the families to access fresh produce during the off season so we hope to provide them with lettuce, potatoes, celery, apples, strawberries, clementines, zucchini, onions, sweet potatoes, broccoli, grapefruit, pears, cucumbers, carrots, cabbage and brussel sprouts. The families will pick up their gift box that afternoon at the church.
We have created a Sign-Up Genius site where you can sign up to bring some produce for the boxes. We need lots of people to bring fresh veggies or fruit in order to fill their boxes. We have a wide range of needs so you can sign up to bring as little or as much as you like - every contribution is needed to bless these families. Sign-Up at the link below or contact the church office for more information. We would love to see some of the children sign up to bring a favorite fruit or veggie as an offering. Megan Benedict is going to have our preschoolers help by decorating the boxes during Children’s Church.
Please bring the produce to church on Sunday December 16 - we’ll have a table conveniently located in the narthex for you to drop off your contribution. Thank you in advance for helping us to bless these families!
Or checkout some other opportunities like our community groups that meet in the garden!