St. Andrew’s Farm-Garden

WE GREW 1,500 lbs OF ORGANIC VEGETABLES THIS SEASON (and it was mostly leafy greens!)

You know when people talk about “God’s time” (Kairos)?          Well this is it!

5 years ago we started a new ministries fund and we waited to hear God’s call.
3 years ago our Rector Anne took part in food security round-table discussions with organizations in our City.
January 2020, we embarked on a parish visioning process.
Summer 2020, Peter and Wendy joined our parish having only met our congregation on Zoom due to covid and…
by Feb 2021 they offered their vocational gifts of organic farming.
By April 2021 the Thomson Family generously offered to share their farm land with us, other farms shared plants, and 1,700 feet of volunteer installed drip line later the garden was growing!Every step has been an extraordinary gift!

We give fresh, organic food to the  St. Michael’s Cathedral Food Cupboard Ministry, food insecure households in our parish family, two group homes in Rutland and to the Gospel Mission when we have large amounts. We are teaching and learning about sustainable growing.

 

It Takes a Valley! Our continuing thanks to:
The Thomson Family for sharing land
Peter and Wendy Southward for their time & vocational expertise
Peter Boyd, Independent Grocer
Summerland Ornamental Gardens
Molly Thurston of Pearl Agricultural Consulting
Our Core Gardening Team
Okanagan Tree Fruit Project
Irrigation Design Management and ProSource for expertise and discount
Bishop John Privett & Daniel Soroka & Rev’d Anne for installing irrigation.