Thursday, August 06, 2020

UALC Community Garden at Mill Run

Share your time in the garden. 

Yes, we will be gardening this year, and doing more than ever!

Our mission has always been to deliver Jesus’ love by feeding the hungry, and the pandemic makes that particularly needful. Food banks are facing unprecedented demand, nationally and here in Ohio. Jesus has given us a tool to help—our garden—and we must follow His mandate to make the most of it. See Matthew 25:14-46. As tempting as it may be to stay away until the pandemic subsides, the need we’re trying to address is urgent. And given the unavoidable lag between planting and harvesting we must get to work as soon as possible.

Garden Protocols and Sign Up

Read the list of Garden Protocols here before you sign up to volunteer. Questions? Contact Todd Marti, or Irma Chon.

Supplying Fresh Produce to Hungry Families

Our crops feed families in Hilliard, many of whom are involved in the ESL Program. Since we started the Community Garden, we have donated over 130,000 pounds of fresh produce to central Ohio families. God has blessed our garden and efforts abundantly. We show God's generosity by giving away more than 95% of what we grow.

Planting and Harvesting

Planting begins in early spring and work ends in late November. Get your hands in the dirt planting and harvesting all kinds of vegetables. We plant beets, tomatoes, lettuce, collard greens, potatoes, squash, cucumbers and more. We have volunteers from all over the city, not only from the UALC campuses, but from other local churches, from the Middle East, South America, India, East Asia and more. Come and join the fun.

For More Information

Contact our garden stewards with any questions: Todd Marti, or Irma Chon. We'd love to add you to our weekly emails and keep you updated about the garden.