Good Afternoon Everyone,

Over the past several weeks a small of team of folks (myself, Norm, Kim, Lynn Rossiter, David Craig, Jennifer Foote (NJ-bible study group, James Ford, Mother Trannie) and have been discussing the possibility of a church owned farm and garden where we could bring inner-city youth and expose them to nature (see attached documents). While our vision is large, I challenged the group to start small and grow into the bigger vision. To that end, I offered to them the church backyard to begin a small garden. So, over the next few weeks you will see the church backyard transformed into a vegetable garden!

The team will take responsibility for the planting, maintenance and upkeep of the garden. The team will also be developing education classes for kids and adults who may be interested in participating in the garden as well. In the fall, the plan is to give away harvest away the harvest to the community an those in need. The team is also reaching out to restaurants along Baltimore Avenue to establish a partnership.

Lynn Rossiter is serving as the point person for our urban garden initiative. Feel free to reach out to her with any questions or comments.

So, the next time you’re at church take a peek at the backyard and see what’s growing…

You’ll see and hear more as we get up and running!

Pastor Ford