Fremont Wesleyan Community Garden
Fremont Wesleyans Community Garden is entering our 4th year with the goal of continued expansion to increase impact in our community with peoples having insecure food sources. Our 1st season was geared towards fellowship with interfaith participants that has evolved into a community outreach, focused on production and distribution of fresh vegetables through LOVE INC food pantry in Grant, Michigan. The 2013 season produced over 430lbs of fresh vegetables donated to LOVE INC from the 26 existing raised garden beds. 2014 brings much excitement with the 1st time hosting of participating individuals and families from LOVE INC’s Growing Hope program. Participants will now have the enriching experience of growing food for the table as well as helping neighbors in need by giving back harvest to the food pantry. Fremont Wesleyan Community Garden is also striving to increase to 40 raised beds and a tomato trough for hanging tomato plants. The garden will be open to local high school students for community service hours, and we will grow only non-GMO and heirloom varieties the 2014 season. We are looking to join in local garden tours as well in 2014. The community garden’s long term goals are continued expansion and production of produce for distribution and to hopefully incorporate educational programs to instruct participants and the community at large in canning and preservation of foods. At our present 26 raised beds with improvement in trellising of plants we have a goal of 1000 lbs for distribution through LOVE INC food pantry for 2014. The hope is that by securing grant money the garden will be able to expand to 40 raised beds in 2014 to advance the distribution goal to 1500-2000 lbs.
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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