Collaborative Garden Project

Presbytery of Western North Carolina and Black Mountain Home for Children Growing Together

Jane Laping, Stewardship of Creation Enabler for the Presbytery of Western North Carolina, sent the following information about the new garden project at the Black Mountain Home for Children.  Read weekly updates about the garden on the Earth Care blog.  Thanks to all those participating in this collaborative and inspiring garden project!

The most recent blog post update shares that radishes and kale are already being harvested in the garden.  It is exciting to see this garden growing, and hear about the ministry being shared and community being grown through it. 

Churches in the Presbytery of Western North Carolina (WNC) are participating in a new Black Mountain Home for Children Garden Project that started on June 4, 2011. The Home sets on 135 acres of former farmland and has a large area of fertile soil drained by an adjacent stream. Several fields have been plowed and volunteers are working them to increase the gardening capacity at the Home. This project will provide assistance to the Home, increase WNC congregation’s “sustainability skills” through gardening experience, and serve our neighbors in need through donations to local food banks.

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