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.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Holiday Gifts for the Gardener

6 Pack with labels
You may think it's too late to talk about this now. I should have posted this a month ago. You can still make it happen. What should you get a gardener. There are tools they always need and use. You may not think of them as tools but I'm sure the gardener does. Here is a short list.

Gardening books, Gloves, Hats, Aprons, Pots,
Potting soil, Twist ties, Twine, Marking stakes, Labels,
Log books, 1020 trays, 4 and 6 packs, Tray covers ,
Wagon , Gift cards to garden centers

The list goes on and on. Maybe a special plant that they have been wanting but can't bring themselves to purchase. You know that special peony that is just too expensive. The Northwest Flower and Garden Show is in Seattle, WA the first part of February. Maybe a ticket to the show or a ticket to Seattle. The spring Alaska Master Gardener Conference could be something to think about. It's in Fairbanks, March 24. Don't have any details on that but a round trip plane ticket is only 10,000 miles and about $12. Let your imagination be your guide.

Happy Holidays

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