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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 Pantry. Spring crops have been planted and soon the summer planting will begin. The mini greenhouse is back and ready for your donations of seed packets and plants.

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:

  1. Donating seed packets of swiss chard, spinach, kale, bush beans, pole beans, sweet and hot peppers, squash, and zucchini.

  2. Donating sweet and hot pepper plants.

  3. Donating regular or Thai basil plants. Fresh herbs are always welcome at the Food Pantry.

  4. Signing up to water the garden beds for a week.

  5. Helping with harvesting produce.

  6. Stopping by the garden and pulling a few weeds you notice.

  7. Volunteering to deliver the produce on delivery days, typically Monday or Tuesday mornings.

  8. 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. 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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