GARDEN OF FELLOWSHIP
Garth and Linda grew and harvested in the Garden of Fellowship between 115 -130 pounds of sweet potatoes.
During this same period of time there were quantities of okra, collards, kale, peppers, and herbs that were packaged and delivered throughout a portion of the summer.
The Garden has had a lot of activity.
BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company helped ICSL expand the garden by purchasing materials and then constructed three additional raised beds. The original beds cost $325 for a carpenter to construct; this year, BB&T-OTC was able to get some materials donated and cut the cost from $325 per bed to $125.
Interfaith Charities, through a grant from Shadow Wood Charitable Foundation and land from Hope Presbyterian Church in San Carlos Park, established the “Garden of Fellowship”. The garden is a source of fresh produce for our food pantry. We also teach those we serve how to grow their own fresh foods, and provide them with the materials to do so.
Volunteers are needed with an interest in gardening to help tend the crops. The duties are simple and the time commitment modest, one hour or so one day a week. The beds are raised containers which makes for easier tending. If interested, please contact Brenda Adams and let her know the day of the week and time you are available.
Help us and help yourself to a healthier food supply!
The Fellowship Garden has our first volunteer graduate, Sue. She attended a workshop by Katy Errington, garden chair and has worked many hours weeding, feeding and harvesting produce for the food pantry.
Hope Presbyterian Church hosted a dedication of the garden Sunday December 7, 2014.
June 12, 2015 at 8:30am an informal gardening workshop hosted by ICSL master gardeners, Katy & Garth Errington was held at Hope United Church, the site of our joint gardening project. The goal was to talk with volunteers from ICSL about gardening and give each participant an herb or pepper plant in a large enough pot to take home and grow for the summer. It is too hot for much of anything else, except for sweet potatoes, herbs and peppers.
A monarch catapillar was spotted and a new monarch butterfly just emerged.
Our second Sweet Potato Harvest took place the first part of August. The garden provided over 20 pounds to the pantry for distibution. A new vegetable called a yard bean was introduced to the Garden this year.
Sue Hewitt cleaning sweet potatoes from garden to distribute to food pantry.