I really like the idea of a community garden. Maybe we could call it God's Garden...Planting Seeds of Hope (kind of in keeping with Tim's idea, which I also like.)
A few musings :
1) Who would we target as users of the garden? It seems to me that the people who pick up food may not be the most self-motivated when it comes to planning, scheduling and following through on a commitment of this sort, I don't mean that disrespectfully by any means, only that their life skills may not be such that they would take advantage of the garden. I could see those around us as having more potential as well as senior citizens.
2) What about the maintenance of the garden? Watering, weeding, pests and other critters, etc.
3) Is that piece of land next to the church the best place for this or should we perhaps see if there is someone willing to donate some land already given over to farming?
4) Are we better off commiting to doing this ourselves and then adding the fruits of our labors to whatever Gleaners brings?
Those are just some of the thoughts I have regarding the garden.
As far as the name goes, I do like the dual type of format. Crossroads Community Church...A Bridge to Hope for Our Community
That's it for now. Say goodnight Ron. Goodnight Ron.
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