You can grow your own food. We can help.

Feeding God's Children

Our church, White Lake Congregational UCC, has been interested in starting a garden on property owned by the church for some time. We have limited funds to create one.  Someone said he had poles for fencing. Another person said he had some fencing. (Fencing would be needed because of deer.) The ground would need fresh soil and compost. We do not want to use any chemicals but control the weeds by pulling them! We would like to start a composting project so that it could be used the compost in the future.  We own a large wooded area where we could do this. We have a member who use to plant her own garden with her husband (he has died) but has trouble doing that now. She has lots of knowledge with gardening and could help us design one which would succeed. We would like to involve members of our church, young and old, and clients who come to our food pantry, "Share the Blessing".

This garden would help provide fresh produce for our clients. We would then provide education on how to use/prepare it in the most nutional way.

We are unable to send a picture because it is a new garden...what should we do?

Our goal would be to produce a great harvest and share it with people in need. Hopefully the children attending our Kidz Klub will learn how food grows, how to create a garden and the importance of caring for it. We might be able to teach them how to can some of the produce or make salsa, etc. It would be exciting to harvest our garden.

Where it's at:

1809 So. Mears Avenue
Whitehall, MI 49461
United States

Garden type:

food bank garden

Garden size (in square feet):

1000

Garden beneficiaries:

food insecure people and families

Number of people reached:

200

What this project needs:

funds
seeds
seedlings
volunteer labor
fruit bushes
fruit trees
soil
compost
mulch
compost bin

Project leaders:

Rev. Pam Koebel
Ellen McCrary

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606