Garden of Hope
New Hope's Garden of Hope is the brainchild of member Lindsey Taylor, who thought of the garden as a way to provide fresh vegetables for our local ministry efforts.
The garden is a 40’ x 50’ plot of land behind the trailer on church grounds. Crops grown include cherry and Roma tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers and various peppers, in addition to basil, parsley and dill.
Garden-grown fare regularly makes it into the meals we prepare and serve monthly for individuals at Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, a walk-in crisis shelter in Columbia, Md.
Among this year’s harvest: tomatoes, onions, green beans, squash, cucumbers, peppers, cabbage, broccoli and flowers. In addition to these crops, some new ones entered the mix, including blueberries, cherry tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe and pumpkins.
There are always opportunities to pitch in in the form of an upcoming cleanup and rebuild, which will involve building more garden beds, putting down weed-block material, remulching and more.
Do you enjoy getting your hands dirty and seeing things grow and bloom? To learn more about New Hope’s garden and how you can get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.