There is an article in the News and Observer from last week about churches starting community gardens for “the benefit of the church, local food pantries and other nonprofit groups”. Some friends of our in Cleveland are planning to start a community garden soon near their neighborhood. We’ve talked with some people about community gardens, and we think it would be beneficial for the neighborhood where we spend time on Saturdays.
Unfortunately, neither Margaret nor I have had much luck in the past with keeping flower or potted plants alive, much less a garden. We’ve been praying that God would bring someone into our lives who knows how to care for a garden, has a desire to help with a community garden, and has a desire to teach others how to care for a garden. So far, we haven’t met anyone.
Do you have any experience with community gardens? What do you think about community gardens? Are you interested in community gardens? Are you in the Wake Forest, NC area?