St. Timothy's Garden on the Hill
We were made to garden. It says so in the Bible.
And so we created “The Garden on the Hill” at St. Timothy’s. St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church (also known as St. Timothy’s on the Hill) has been blessed with nine beautiful acres in the Greenfield Hill section of Fairfield, Connecticut, and through our garden we share the blessing of our property with others.
During our growing season, we donate our weekly harvest to the Connecticut Food Bank, which distributes food to emergency food assistance programs. We also use our organically grown produce at community suppers at Calvary St. George’s in Bridgeport, where we serve 80 to 100 people.
While we consider the primary mission of the garden to be feeding the hungry, we believe it provides many other benefits, including:
The opportunity to participate: We welcome anyone and everyone to come and help in the garden, whether they are church members or not, Fairfield residents or not. It’s a chance for apartment dwellers to get outside, and for wannabe gardeners to gain experience.
An opportunity to learn square-foot gardening techniques: We hold workshops on the square-foot gardening technique used in our raised beds. Anyone can apply this approach at home, on a large or small scale, to garden efficiently. We hope to spread this knowledge so that more people will learn how easy it is to grow some of their own vegetables.
Teachable moments: Too many children grow up thinking that food comes from the grocery store. Children who participate in our youth programs get hands-on experience in the garden. Our middle school youth group studies food insecurity in America; this same group helps out in the garden and serves the community suppers in Bridgeport.
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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