Start a Community Garden

Help your local community flourish by planting a garden.

Early summer is the perfect time to plant fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Designate a small site close to your church — either a spot in the church lawn or a corner of the community park (get permission, of course) — for a community garden. Choose plants that thrive in your particular area, and be sure to recruit church members to help water, weed, and tend the garden. Invite surrounding neighbors to an afternoon of planting seeds and decorating plant tags. At the end of the season, host a harvest party and watch the neighbors reap the rewards of their hard work!

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