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When you drive past the Jesus Victory Garden, take a look at the potato leaves bursting forth from the barrels. We have had the first harvest of collards, and the peas are not far behind. The coronavirus has changed how we do things in the garden, and we are missing the social aspects of gardening. Despite the new challenges, we remain dedicated to growing food for the North Hills Community Cupboard and Manna on Main Street.
Several new people have joined our garden, and we are so happy to have them. We still have one bed that needs to be adopted; so, if you are interested in lending a helping hand, please email Kati at JVGgrows@vivaldi.net.
Since its inception in 2011, the Jesus Victory Garden has been supplying vegetables and fruit to local food cupboards. Nearly 9,000 pounds of produce has been donated to those in need over the past five growing seasons. Working together, Jarrettown United Methodist Church volunteer gardeners prepare the beds, plant the seeds, weed by hand, and harvest the crops. Gardeners are dedicated to using natural methods of fertilizing crops and controlling insects. We want our garden to be as ecologically-friendly as possible and our produce to be free from harmful chemicals. Over the years, we have experimented with various crops. We endeavor to find the crops that are best suited to our garden and most desired by the people who eat them. Our primary crops are beets, collards, green beans, potatoes, and tomatoes. As the blueberry bushes and fruit trees grow in size, their yearly yield increases.
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