The theme of sharing our creations with others through our Christmas party and Baking days, continues with our extensive gardening program. We are busy sowing seeds, transplanting young plants, weeding, watering, digging out old plants, harvesting our produce, and preparing our garden for winter. Our seeds to sauce garden season runs form April – November. Participants plant seeds in April and they are taken care of under our grow lights. We transplant the seedlings into bigger pots, and when the weather is safe for our young plants, we plant them into our garden located at the St. Paul’s parsonage next to the church. We also have raised beds and elevated raised beds. Everyone takes home their produce home, we give produce to other families, and we sell produce at the annual St. Paul’s rummage sale in August. We prepare our produce for freezing, dehydrating, and entering in the county fair. Butternut squash is harvested and served at the St. Paul’s fall dinner.


Our volunteers and participants share what they love about gardening at SPARC.

" I like hanging out at Game Night and I enjoy gardening with everyone. I like the excitement of getting to pick your own produce. For example, when Christian exclaimed, “pickle” when he picked a cucumber. "

" {I like the} pumpkins, peas and lettuce. "

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