Garden of Hope

Volunteers harvesting leafy greens in Garden of Hope

The garden was watered by Ted Tuesday and Jen Thursday. On Saturday July 24, 11 volunteers (John, Carington, Jennifer, Jen, Matthew, Bas, Christine, Noah, Dave, Doris, and Ann) worked 1.5 hours to harvest 133 lbs of kale, collards, squash, peppers, tomatoes, and onions. The produce was delivered to Rock Spring Congregational Church. In addition, our eager volunteers watered, weeded and clipped up tomato and squash vines. To date, the garden has produced 1,194.5 lbs of fresh organic vegetables for local food banks.

Pounds of food donated as of 7/26/2021

The Garden of Hope at St. Andrew’s is doing really well but volunteers are needed.  We have room for 20 volunteers during our Saturday morning workdays. Tomato and pepper picking season is gearing up. Volunteers are also needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays to water the garden. Watering is easy, simply turn on the two hose bibs (water sources in garden) and then turn them off about two hours later … consider going for a cold beverage in between! Or additional weeding is always appreciated.

We begin work every Saturday at 9 a.m.  If the weather is bad, we reschedule for the next day, Sunday, at 11:30 a.m.

If you have an interest in volunteering in the Garden of Hope, please sign-up through Sign Up Genius. More about volunteering:

  • Bring your own gardening gloves — and your favorite weeding tool if you have one.
  • Other general materials you should bring as needed: a water bottle, sunscreen, sun protection (e.g. hat, sunglasses, etc.)
  • Questions? Please email Emily Blecksmith, Parish Administrator.

We look forward to seeing you!

Need help finding the garden? Download a PDF map of St. Andrew’s grounds.

section of downloadable map, showing location of Garden of Hope on St. Andrew's grounds.
Two masked girls working in Garden of Hope.