The garden is a Memorial Garden, a garden of benevolence, a garden of love. It is a gift to our community from the God of Love, Jesus the Christ. The first “seeds” for our garden have come from members of the congregation and a designation from the congregation’s memorial funds. These seeds have brought us to the beginning of a journey that will last for many years. Guided by the Holy Spirit we will plow forth until row upon row of our work is accomplished and our community is better nourished. The Lord invites you all to be part of His work on earth strengthening and feeding His children. The garden is made possible by generous donations from the community, and grants from the ELCA Domestic Hunger Grants, the Alaska Food Policy Council through the Municipality of Anchorage, the Alaska Women's Giving Circle, The Alaska Master Gardeners of Anchorage, the generous support by the congregation of Lutheran Church of Hope, and support from the Alaska Synod of the ELCA.

Food from the garden in 2019 was sent to Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry, the Tudor Road Gospel Rescue Mission, and to Bean's Cafe.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

One Giant Step Forward

First of all I wish to send a huge thank you to Rick Oldford. Until a month ago I didn’t know he owned a backhoe. When I found out I asked if I might be able to use it for a few days to pull the stumps and loosen things up in the garden. (It’s the not quite yet a garden but getting closer.) He not only let me use is for a few days, he actually ran it and got the job completed for me. I was there “helping” as best as I could. I did operate it for about an hour on Thursday morning. He called and said he wasn’t busy and wanted to know if I could use some help. He came over to church and proceeded to complete the job.

There is still much to be done. The stumps need to be hauled away or burned, maybe some of both. Roots need to be pulled. The land needs to be leveled but I had no idea things would be this far along in October. It looks like a mess out there but things will be much easier to deal with in April because of the work done by Rick. If you happen to know him be sure to thank him on my behalf for all of his work.

Once again in points out that all we have to do is ask and the Lord will provide for our every need.

Thanks again to Rick Oldford.