Jesus Victory Garden

 

Click here to sign up (or get more information) as a JVG Gardener or Helper. Please email or return the form to the church office as soon as possible. Form is fillable on a computer – save and return as an attachment. Thank you!

The upgraded compost bin is in service and we welcome vegetable and fruit scraps, except citrus, which can be placed in the left side of the bin. These scraps will turn into rich soil, which we will use to top off the beds next year.

Click here to take a video tour of the Jesus Victory Garden

Gardeners and Other Helpers Wanted – No Experience Necessary

Since 2011, the Jesus Victory Garden has been providing produce to local food pantries. To date, our dedicated gardeners have grown more than fifteen thousand pounds of leafy greens, potatoes, tomatoes, beans, onions, berries, okra, herbs, and other healthy produce to feed those in need. We use soil amendments, fertilizers, and pest control methods that are appropriate for organic gardens. An on-site compost bin allows us to turn weeds into rich soil that we can use the next growing season.

We welcome members of the Jarrettown United Methodist Church (JUMC) family who wish to join us in this mission. New to gardening? We provide training and step-by-step instructions. This is a great way to develop skills you can use to start your own home garden. Seasoned gardener? We would love your assistance. We can always use more gardeners and helpers to keep the garden fully staffed in order to continue this important service to our community. Please join us. Let’s get growing!

There are other ways in which you can contribute besides being a gardener. We need help preparing the garden for planting in the spring and putting our garden beds to bed in the fall. We have opportunities for people who want to weigh and deliver produce, prepare seeds and soil amendments, assist with the fruit trees, or help with maintenance. We are happy to pass on extra produce from the home gardens of JUMC members and attendees to the food pantries we supply, including the North Hills Community Cupboard. Please send an email to JVGgrows@vivaldi.net if you want to donate produce from your home garden.