We are a group of hardworking gardeners that keep our grounds and gardens looking beautiful throughout the year. We have a number of ongoing initiatives and invite you to lend a hand!
Adopt-a-Plot (aka “Partners in Grime”), is a Genesis program (in partnership with Temple Beth Emeth) in which individual church and temple volunteers select a garden to tend throughout the growing season, either solo or with a partner. No meetings! We represent every level of gardening experience. Most of us, with the exception of one “master gardener,” are enthusiastic amateurs! Feel free to contact any member of our committee to find out more about adopting a plot of your own or teaming up with someone who already has a plot and could use an extra pair of helping hands.
Faith & Food Vegetable Garden: We have a large garden on the sunny south side of our building that provides fresh produce for the Back Door Food Pantry. It needs and deserves attention! Please help with this vital ministry that provides fresh food to those in need.
Grounds Clean-Up: Twice a year, on a Sunday afternoon in late April and again in late October, about 25-30 church and temple volunteers work side by side to rake, sweep, weed and trim the grounds we share as Genesis partners. This saves both congregations money and is a lovely way to give back. Please consider helping out this year!
Other Works in Progress: This year (2012) we are overhauling the Wisdom House Landscaping. Join us in the Spring and Fall as we undertake this major project. We are working from beautiful, professional designs and know this will be a big improvement.