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 Alaska Food Policy Council through the Municipality of Anchorage, the Alaska Women's Giving Circle, generous support by the congregation of Lutheran Church of Hope, and support from the Alaska Synod of the ELCA.

Food from the garden in 2018 was sent to Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry, the Tudor Road Gospel Rescue Mission, and to Bean's Cafe.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The time crunch begins

It is now the end of March or nearly so. There is much to be done. It seems the ground has thawed at least in my back yard. I no longer have a pond it has been absorbed into the ground. Though I have yet to check the space for the garden it has much more exposure and may not yet be frost free. I may be better if it is not. The work to be done will not be quite as muddy. But mud or not the work must be done. I am posting a schedule for the first part of April here.

Along with this work you may help by making seed tape at home. I will be happy to show you how to do that process. It's quite simple just tedious. It's something you can easily do while watching TV or listening to tunes. Here is the schedule for the first part of April 2016. There are many more tasks to be done and every little bit helps. Even if you can only help our for half an hour that will be greatly appreciated.

Garden Schedule for first part of April 2016.

April 1        10 AM        More tree cutting to prepare for shed arrival

April 5        9 AM        Shed arrival

April 6        Noon        Move brush pile to another location

April 8        10 AM         Move brush pile to another location

April 9        10 AM        Move brush pile if necessary, remove roots from the space.

April 17    11 AM        Take home trays of starts to get them going. Instructions after the                     service.

You might notice that the storage shed has been removed from the wish list. One was purchased last this week and will be delivered on April  5th.

See you in the garden.


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