St. Paul’s Community Garden
St. Paul’s Community Garden donates 257 pounds of food
Clients of the food bank operated by Community Food Share have been the recipients of 257 pounds of fresh garden produce this summer, thanks to the efforts of the dedicated volunteers at St. Paul’s Community Garden. On the grounds of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Winchester, the garden is a cooperative project of the church and Community Food Share serving Dundas & Stormont.
As the gardening season winds down for the summer, thanks are due to the Community Garden volunteers for dedication to planting, watering, weeding and harvesting the bountiful produce from the garden. Thanks are also extended to Tom Clapp and St. Paul’s for the welcoming sitting area where volunteers and visitors can take a break.
The garden, begun in 2018, quickly outgrew its small storage area and thanks to a grant from Enbridge, a much-needed larger garden shed was purchased and erected by a group of volunteers. The municipality of North Dundas got on board and provided a grant for a washing station where vegetables could be cleaned before going to the food bank.
As a community project, the garden was fortunate to receive a donation in the spring from K2D2 of compost for the garden. And also in the spring, Galactic Gardens & Plot of Earth donated plants.
Now, as the volunteers look toward next year’s garden a fundraising project is in the works. Fries for Charity will be at St. Paul’s Church- 517 Main Street, Winchester during the GARDEN PARTY MARKET on September 11th from 1 to 3 p.m.
The Community Garden has proven to be a welcome addition to the variety of projects and events that help to make Community Food Share the successful organization that it is. Remember: “We have food and are ready to help”.
If you or someone you know as in need of food, please call (613)-774-0188 Winchester or (613)-543-0065 Morrisburg for assistance.