FUMC's community garden and church pantry garden has plots available to plant.
If you would like to help or have your own plot, please contact Wally Gehrke.
The focus of our Community Garden is to:
- raising fresh produce for donations to CCA,
- providing the opportunity for nearby residents without yards to plant and grow their own garden, and
- serving as a demonstration and education resource for the area, including our New Hope Learning Center and scout troops.
The garden operates year-round and produces different veggies, herbs and fruits. Crops yielding the most abundant harvests are beans, peas, okra, peppers, tomatos, beets, squash, kale, Swiss chard and potatos. You’ll find Master Gardeners, church and neighbor volunteers tending the garden during the week. A typical workday consist planting seeds, weeding, spreading mulch, fertilizing, harvesting and cleaning the day’s harvest.