Beautiful Savior Lutheran acquired the grounds to the west of the church in 2010. Formerly a nursery, the area has been cultivated as a Community Garden. Our goal has been to make this land available to our neighbors. Many families have utilized the garden to supplement the feeding of their families.
Community gardens increase a sense of community ownership and stewardship.
Community gardens foster the development of a community identity and spirit.
Produce traditional crops otherwise unavailable locally.
Community gardens allow families and individuals without land of their own the opportunity to produce food.
Community gardens provide access to nutritionally rich foods that may otherwise be unavailable to low-income families and individuals.
Urban agriculture is 3-5 times more productive per acre than traditional large-scale farming.
With food prices expected to reach a 10 to 15 percent increase, less and less food will be available to those in poverty, It then becomes even more vital to have a dependable supply of fresh food for the disadvantaged.
Studies have shown that community gardeners and their children eat healthier diets than do nongardening families.
Community gardens add beauty to the community and heighten peoples awareness and appreciation for living things.
Scientific studies show that crime decreases in neighborhoods as the amount of green space increases.
Please join us this spring, summer and fall as we look forward to having a banner year in the garden. Help will be needed. We will inform you of those opportunities as they become available. For more information about reserving a garden bed contact Tom Lucke (448-6064).