Community gardens are becoming very popular as urban families seek out green spaces to grow their own fresh vegetables. Our small Mennonite church decided that they would set aside a small piece of lawn for the children to grow food for our local food bank.
The garden is also a lesson in indigenous knowledge we are growing a Three Sister’s Garden. (Clickhere to see our families Three Sister Garden from 2014)
Last fall we worked together to build the garden we hilled the four mound on which our sisters will grow and we planted oat grass as a green fertilizer.
Today we scrapped off the weeds and planted the first sister corn and dedicated our garden.
Members of our congregation will be able to purchase produce from our garden, the money and any remaining produce will be then taken to the food bank.
This is the children’s project and name a “Peace Garden” for until all people have access to healthy food we will not experience peace.