Could your religious community’s land be used to serve the needy or your own congregants? Many places of worship have said “Yes” and are using their land to grow food. We will tour three existing Church Gardens to see how and why they were started, what they accomplish and how they are run. If you think this might be a fit for your community, come learn from the foresight and mistakes of established garden programs. If your church already has a garden, come learn from the work of others and network with folks who are doing the same good work.
We will tour three church gardens in Mercer County.
- Bethany Garden sponsored by Westminster Presbyterian Church of Trenton
- Princeton Community Church of Pennington
- Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing in Titusville
At each garden we will discuss: how it was planned; how the site was chosen (lawn, parsonage, re-claimed lot); how it was made; how it was financed; and how it is managed.
Produce from the three gardens is grown for food pantries, the elderly and disabled, and homeless transition programs. Educational events also take place in these lovely garden sanctuaries.
Registration Required. Members $20 and Non-Members $25.