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Sandi’s Garden

In spite of the ups and downs we experienced this winter, spring is finally here and BHCC will once again be participating in SHIM’s efforts to provide fresh, organic produce to the families who participate in its Food Pantry. Spring crops have been planted, and soon it will be time to plant our summer crops.

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 seed packets of swiss chard, spinach, kale, bush beans, pole beans, sweet and hot peppers, squash, zucchini, and by request new for this year, bok choy and pak choy.  Donating sweet and hot pepper plants.  Donating regular or Thai basil plants. Fresh herbs are always welcome at the Food Pantry.  Signing up to water the garden beds for a week.  Helping with harvesting produce.  Volunteering to deliver the produce on delivery days, typically Monday or Tuesday mornings.  Setting aside a small portion of your home garden for SHIM. Simply bring your donation of produce to church and leave it in the kitchen refrigerator marked “SHIM Garden.”

We are blessed to be part of a congregation that is committed to the call to serve others in so many ways. Sandi’s Garden provides an opportunity to enjoy the long-awaited warm sunny days of spring and summer knowing that our little plot of land is part of a wonderful mission. If you have any questions about the garden, please touch base with Steve Boisvert on Sundays or via email at

Many thanks to all who have been part of this mission project in the past and who continue to support it.

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