For the needy shall not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor perish forever. (Ps 9:18)
For several years St. John’s has supported a community garden on campus. The food grown supports Iron Gate and other partner agencies. It is worked completely by volunteers who till, plant, water, and harvest the lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini, squash and other produce.
To help plant the seeds of outreach, volunteerism and grow future gardeners, the children of Saint John's maintain their own Garden of Hope.
You can be a Keeper of the Garden! Volunteers are needed April through October to help tend the Garden.
The tasks are:
Volunteer for one week, starting on a Sunday
No experience is necessary. Training and mentoring available.
*If taking the produce to Iron Gate is an issue, we have parishioners who work downtown who are willing to deliver.