Tucker First UMC Grows a Mission Garden

4/14/2021


Tucker First United Methodist Church is thrilled to have created a new mission-oriented community container garden in Tucker and it is aptly named, “The Tucker Mission Garden.” All the vegetables grown in the garden will be donated to NETWorks Cooperative Ministries, a local Tucker food bank.

The Tucker Mission Garden has three objectives:

  • to provide fresh produce for hungry neighbors in the community,
  • to educate on sustainability and supporting the local ecosystem, and
  • to strengthen community relationships by connecting community members and organizations.
Additionally, a part of the garden is set aside as a pollinator garden (native Georgia plants) and another garden container is designated mobility friendly.

"We are very excited about the community garden," said NETWorks Executive Director, David Fisher. "Fresh vegetables are always a big hit with our pantry visitors. The harvest from this garden will provide great, nutritious options for our neighbors. Thank you for all the hard work that has been done and will be done in this garden.”

The project has already taken off with a group of excited volunteers from the church and we are eager to welcome more community members to participate in the project. The community is invited to attend a short consecration service for the garden on Sunday, April 25, at 12:15 pm.

The church is accepting volunteers and financial donations for the project. Contact Rev. Anne Cumings, Associate Pastor at Tucker First UMC, at anne.cumings@ngumc.net for more information. 
 


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