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St. Francis Continues with the New Community Garden Ministry


The new Community Garden Ministry was approved by the Vestry and blessed by Bishop Gulick during his Parish visit Sunday, Oct. 12.  This new Ministry is being called simply "The Garden" and was proposed and is being lead by church member MJ Weatherford with the help of member volunteers.  The Garden invites people into a shared family experience to work with         the hungry to provide fresh produce to local food banks.  The first garden bed was located on the top of the hill in the front field to the south of the clump of trees.  This location is a good distance from the road, level, and provides full sun in an east/west orientation. The only crop this first year will be rows of potatoes.  

The initial Garden preparation effort took place on Sunday, Oct. 5 where volunteers marked and tilled the garden bed this fall and added leaves to enrich and break up the soil. Next a fence was placed around the garden to prevent access by Deer.  Most recently, the potatoes were planted on March 29, 2015.  Pictures of the planting of the seed potatoes are included below:

Potatoe Planting 1 Potatoe Planting 2
Potatoe Planting 3 Potatoe Planting 4
Potatoe Planting 5 Potatoe Planting 6
Potato Planting 7 Potato Planting 8
Potato Planting 9 Potato Planting 10
Potato Planting 11 Potato Planting 12
Potato Planting 13 Potato Planting 14
Potato Planting 15 Potato Planting 16

Palm Sunday 2015-03-29 with the Aspire Dance Studio
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