Sandi’s Garden – NOT USED

Bower Hill is participating as a satellite site for SHIM’s Boaz Fields. We have constructed our garden and done our initial planting. Volunteers are assigned each week to do watering and weeding.

Our first planting consisted of tomatoes, tomatillas, sweet and hot peppers, swiss chard and beans. As the vegetables ripen they will be picked and transported to SHIM. Additional plantings will occur during the summer. If you would like to get involved, please contact Steve Boisvert.

Welcome to Boaz Fields! Rooted in our desire to provide the families who use SHIM’s food pantries with fresh, healthy food choices, SHIM’s Boaz Fields gardens grow produce for distribution through the SHIM pantries.

In 2012, we planted a pilot garden plot (named “Boaz Fields” after the generous landowner in the book of Ruth) that yielded more than 1,500 pounds of fresh vegetables for our food pantries.

This year, we’re expanding the program to include three additional “satellite sites” – one at St. Joan of Arc Church, one at St. David’s Episcopal Church, and one at Bower Hill Community Church. Thanks to the enthusiastic participation of these two new partners, we look forward to providing our families with an even greater veggie bounty this year!

Slideshow of Sandi’s Garden as of June, 14, 2013

Slideshow of Sandi’s Garden as of September 09, 2013

Sandi's Garden Recent Posts

Sandi’s Garden – Isn’t Ready to Call It Quits!

Summer may be almost at an end, but Sandi’s Garden isn’t ready to call it quits. Sandi’s Garden is still full of hot and sweet pepper plants, squash, zucchini, and beans ready, willing, and able to continue to supply SHIM’s Food Pantry with bountiful fresh organic produce. Although our hot peppers are small and don’t […]

Continue Reading

Sandi’s Garden Seeks Volunteers to Water

Sandi’s Garden is off to a great start. Many thanks to those who donated plants and seeds. We have planted 162 hot and sweet pepper plants, bush and pole beans, and some basil plants.  Next will be zucchini and winter squash in our straw bales. You don’t have to be a master gardener to help […]

Continue Reading

Sandi’s Garden Is Up and Running!

Sandi’s Garden is now ready to burst forth and once again supply SHIM’s Food Pantry with bountiful fresh organic produce.   All of this doesn’t happen on its own. Sandi’s Garden provides opportunities for all members of the congregation to participate. Members can help make this year even more successful than last year by: Donating […]

Continue Reading

Sandi’s Garden News

Last year Sandi’s Garden produced almost 500 pounds of fresh, organic produce, more than double the 200 pounds in 2013. In spite of the ups and downs we experienced this winter, spring has arrived and BHCC is again participating in SHIM’s efforts to provide fresh, organic produce to the families who participate in its Food […]

Continue Reading

Sandi’s Garden

Last year Sandi’s Garden produced almost 500 pounds of fresh, organic produce, more than double the 200 pounds from our first year, 2013.  In spite of the ups and downs we experienced this winter, spring will be here soon and BHCC will once again be participating in SHIM’s efforts to provide fresh, organic produce to […]

Continue Reading

Sandi’s Garden Wrap-up

After a productive run, Sandi’s Garden has succumbed to the cold weather. Not, however, before having another intensely productive season. Our final tally was over 450 pounds of fresh, organic produce. This is even more impressive when you realize that this year we grew large amounts of lighter swiss chard, beans and over 150 pounds […]

Continue Reading