Westminster Presbyterian Church

Westminster Mission Garden

2155 University Ave

Contact: Rich Henderson –  563 580 6289 – hs3eagles@gmail.com

 

Mission: To provide fresh vegetables to Lord of Life and Gracepoint Food Pantry patrons.

Eligibility: Volunteers welcome.

Description: U-shaped raised bed garden, 9 1/2 inches tall. two 3 ft x 33 ft beds, and one 3 ft x 8 ft bed connected to the 2 on the side. Near the parking lot near fellowship hall. Looking forward to vertical gardening in 2017.

Volunteers do not need to be experienced gardeners. Children are welcome. Rich Henderson is a Master Gardener and willing to teach new gardeners interested in learning more. 

FAQ:

When should I get in touch if I’m interested in gardening or volunteering? Contact Rich at any time at 563 580 6289

How was the garden started? It was started by Rich Henderson, a master gardener interested in getting fresh food to those who needed it. 

How is the garden supported? Supported by the church ministry team & property team. Boy-scouts were helpful in the construction of the raised beds. 

How many people are actively involved in the garden currently? About 4 right now (2016) as well as youth groups & boy scouts.  

What’s needed? Any resources? Volunteers? Leadership? Supplies? Creative work? Community connections? Not at this time (2016). We look forward to expanding the size of the garden in 2017!

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