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1401 cross timbers road
flower mound, texas 75028

972_539_5200


Garden of Eatin'

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Although you wouldn’t notice it the first time you drive by the church, there is a garden tucked back in the property by the storage shed. No, it is not a community garden, but rather a labor of love as a community mission project. The produce that comes from this garden is all given to the Christian Community Action (CCA) food bank.

Many hours of labor go into it. From preparing the soil, to planting, weeding, thinning, mulching, watering, and the back breaking job of picking! But with all of the labor, we thank the Lord for the opportunity of having this garden and providing to people in need. Hopefully, in providing food for them physically, we may also reach them spiritually.

And no, to any question as to whether we take any for ourselves!! God has richly provided for us so that we may be a blessing to others! We may pop a cherry tomato into our mouth while picking, but only to sustain us in the Texas heat!!

We invite you to go take a look at how nicely it is growing and producing, but we do ask that you please don't allow children to run through, as plants are fragile and easily broken.

As to the history, we understand that Pastor Schwolert and a group of members, including Gary Janke, were instrumental in starting the garden. The garden is located on an area that had previously been the path of FM 1171. Six feet of fill dirt was dumped on the old road bed, and Gary plowed the area with his tractor to prepare the soil.

The produce planted includes tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, green beans, black eyed peas, onions, carrots, radishes (already harvested), okra, and peppers. One of our members acts as the record keeper, carefully weighing and recording just how much fresh produce is picked. This also helps keep track of the production from the different varieties planted.

When the produce is transported to CCA, it is taken to a "clean room" where it is placed in proportionate plastic bags by size rather than by weight. This is done with all large contributions of food such as dried beans, rice, etc. This food is then made available to support needy families who have been carefully screened by CCA personnel capable of assessing their needs.

We hope this gives you a good understanding of our mission garden! Maybe someday you will have the time and talent of gardening and join us in our mission, following Jesus’ instructions to "feed my lambs..." - John 21:15

Please contact garden@log.org for more information.