Earth, Garden, Feed
By Mildred Early
April is Earth month! Many people might ask, why does our church have a mission garden?
The Bible says in Proverbs 22:19 “He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.”
Our compassion cries out to those who are hungry. That’s the purpose of our NHCBC Mission Garden. We use God’s earth to plant seedlings and take care of them to grow food which is then donated to the North Hills Community Outreach food bank. The food bank distributes the fresh, organic produce we grow to people in our area who need the food due to hard times.
There will be a day set aside to till the soil, pull weeds, make repairs and plant seeds to get the garden started. What we need are volunteers to help take care of a specific section of the garden throughout the growing season.
Sections of the garden measuring about 2 feet by 3 feet in size will be set aside for families, a group of friends, couples, or individuals to adopt and care for by weeding and watering as needed.
If you are interested in gardening and growing veggies to feed the hungry in our community, or have any questions, please call the church office at 412-366-2662 to get assigned a parcel of land to take care of. If you cannot commit to tending a plot all summer, you can still help out by coming to the church on April 29th from 9 am to 2 pm to help the Mission Board members and other volunteers get the garden ready.
We are blessed! Let us pass those blessings on to others that need food. Together we can make a difference!