Weather permitting teams meet:
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.
There's more than just squash, beans and tomatoes growing in Fountain Inn. Relationships with our community are growing through the partnership of Synergy Garden and Presbyterian Fellowship of Fountain Inn.
Since 2015 Presbyterian Fellowship of Fountain Inn has been the site of a community garden.
The initial garden built in August of 2015 consisted of raised beds made of concrete block. 2,000 blocks were used to construct the raised beds and then they were filled with topsoil and compost. The beds are annually planted with an assortment of beans, peas, lettuce, onions, peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, garlic and tomatoes - depending upon the season.
A 10,000 square foot garden was later added to the back of the church property. The in-ground rows are annually planted with squash, corn, peppers, sweet potatoes and tomatoes.
Teams of volunteers meet weekly (during the growing season) to weed, harvest and package produce. Produce is shared among the community volunteers and a large portion is donated to local food banks. On a Saturday workday it’s common to see families of all ages working side-by-side. The intergenerational work of gardening is another blessing of this ministry.
“It’s such a blessing to be a part of sharing food with others, deepening relationships with our neighbors and involving our children in the process of growing healthy food,” shares Rev. Shawn Hevener, pastor at Presbyterian Fellowship of Fountain Inn.
New volunteers are always welcome to serve in Synergy Garden at Presbyterian Fellowship. They can call the church office at 601-9140 for more information or email the garden here.
You can also check our Synergy Garden Facebook page for details.