BMHC Garden Project

FPC Day at the Black Mountain Home Garden Project

The Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth and Families started a Garden Project in 2011 in an effort to increase gardening capacity at the Home. The goals of the project are to grow fresh vegetables for use at the Home, serve our neighbors in need through donations to local food pantries, and increase volunteers’ “sustainability skills” through gardening experience. On Saturday mornings, volunteers plant, water, cultivate, and pick any remaining produce that has not been harvested by the Home and donate it to local food banks. Volunteers are also invited to take produce for their personal use.

The garden is open for the season and will be open every Saturday from 9:00 – 11:00 am. First Presbyterian members and friends are invited to volunteer on FPC Day on April 28. You do not need to be an experienced gardener to help. Jane Laping (janelaping@sbcglobal.net or 277-7342) will be the garden supervisor that day and she will tell you what needs to be done and how to do it.

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