Share and Learn Gardens
These gardens are on the campus of Mary Evans Child Development Center‘s playground on the north campus of First Community Church! They are tended by a group of volunteers led by master gardeners Loren and Cheryl VanDeusen. The group works with the Mary Evans teachers and students in addition to tending and harvesting the gardens.
The harvest benefits our Heart to Heart food pantry at south campus. Produce is grown throughout the spring, summer and early fall and donated to the pantry for clients to choose as they shop. Once a year, the harvest is donated to the Farmer’s Market held outside during Sunday worship services at North Campus.
This year, the Share and Learn Gardens have been awarded a grant in the amount of $1500 from the First Community Foundation and a grant in the amount of $750 from the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Academy.
Contact Cheryl VanDeusen at 614 824-7870 for more information
- Photos from garden at Shutterfly.com
- Read the Columbus Foundation Grantee Final Report for Community Gardening Projects
- Share and Learn Garden video on FCChurch.tv
- Garden Buds on firstnews-extra.com
- Signs of Spring on firstnews-extra.com
Questions? Contact the Mission Offices 614 488.0681 ext.106