Garden of Hope

Volunteers stand with harvested produce near Garden of Hope.

Due to the rainy weekend, our regular Saturday garden work day was moved to Monday, 31 May.  20 volunteers used two hours of their Memorial Day morning to work in the garden. Ten of these volunteers were members, leaders, or a brother, of Girl Scout Troop 60001, two were high school students; and another one was an elementary school student.  Jen, Nate, Doris, Dave, John S., Oliver, Anne, Ted, Bettina, Noah, Elissa, Susan, Leah, Katie, Sid, Sophia, Erin, Hanna, Elsa, and Izzy worked in St. Andrew’s Garden of Hope and harvested kale, collards, spinach, and radishes.  In addition, the volunteers planted pepper plants, weeded, watered, and started building the trellis for the tomato.  The garden is looking better than ever.  Dave and Doris delivered the 64.5 pounds of produce to Rock Springs.  To date our donation total is 177.5 lbs.

We need volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays and during our Saturday morning work days.

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.

A Bountiful Harvest, Thanks to You

In 2020, our volunteers  planted, picked, packaged, and donated 2,255 lbs. of fresh, organic vegetables. That’s a ton, plus 255 pounds, on our small piece of land. Thank you to the many volunteers who helped make this happen during a difficult year! Your ministry is helping to feed the hungry when they need our help more than ever.

Volunteers stand holding vegetables they helped grow.