Garden of Hope

St. Andrew’s 2021 Garden of Hope re-opened on March 13 with much enthusiasm.  Multiple rows of cabbage, collards, kale, and cauliflower seedlings (raised from seeds by a St. Andrew’s parishioner), are now planted.  In addition, volunteers planted rows of radish,  spinach, and three pear trees in the apple orchard.  A great start!

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. Our guidelines to ensure volunteer safety:

  • A maximum of 20 people may be in the garden at a time. To ensure that we are under that limit, volunteers must sign up in advance. Questions? Please email Emily Blecksmith, Parish Administrator.
  • Volunteers must wear a face covering that covers the mouth and nose
  • Volunteers must maintain six feet of distance from other volunteers while in the garden (exceptions made for volunteers from the same household)
  • Volunteers must bring their own gardening gloves
  • Other general materials volunteers should bring as needed: a water bottle, sunscreen, sun protection (e.g. hat, sunglasses, etc.)

We look forward to seeing you!

A masked volunteer kneels to plant seedlings in the Garden of Hope.

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.

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.