Community Garden

Yes, our garden is planted in straw-bales, and it produces abundantly. It is located just off the south parking lot. The produce that we picked from the garden this season supplied food for hungry people in our area, and the people who volunteer to fertilize, plant, weed, water, pick the vegetables, and clean up the garden for the season, derive great joy from the work.
The garden is a ministry of Good Shepherd in order to share the bounty God provides us with those who are in need. It is also an educational ministry for the preschool children and for the congregation that we might see how our food is grown and participate in that process. The use of straw-bales for planting and compost has been a great success so far, and it still feels like cutting-edge experimentation in the science of gardening. You are always welcome to participate and be a gardener.
This year we contributed the produce to the following four pantries:
Circle of Concern
St. Louis Food Outreach
Agape House (Pacific)
St. Charles Food Pantry
Please contact Sandi Bahr if you would like to be a gardner!