Due to the COVID19 guidelines, we do not have times set for large-group work teams at this time. However, work in the community garden goes on! We welcome you to participate. Contact Dana to find out details about serving! We have jobs for everyone.
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 plant, weed, and harvest produce. Produce is shared among the community volunteers and donated to local food banks. It’s common to see volunteers 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 Pastor Shawn Hevener of Presbyterian Fellowship.
New volunteers are always welcome to serve in Synergy Garden at Presbyterian Fellowship. You can check our Synergy Garden Facebook page for details about our work teams.