ORGANIC GARDEN

Serving the Community

  

The Fellowship's commitment to work toward sustainability and to be environmentally sensitive is manifested in the rear south yard.  

A dedicated team of hard-working volunteers begins even before spring arrives, cultivating seeds under grow-lights in the basement.  Then, in early spring, they're readying the garden beds, tilling and preparing the soil and then planting.  After that, comes the steady jobs of watering, weeding and more, so that the congregation, its visitors and friends can enjoy the bountiful harvests of summer and fall.

Starting around April, LUUF donates a bushel of organic produce per week to the Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry.  During the peak growing season, this weekly delivery increases to two bushels.  This is the 4th season of LUUF's donation program.  The food pantry currently serves 85 to 90 families, and LUUF's offering provides them with the only fresh produce in their weekly food assistance.  The LUUF garden produces lettuces, celery, tomatoes, carrots, chard, kale, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, beans, broccoli and several types of herbs.