Let's harvest food for the needy in our community with Judy Sims
, pioneer garden educator and committee chair of Trinity Gardens. Judy
will give us a tour of several acres growing areas, located on Trinity Lutheran Church property at the north end of La Cumbre Road, SB. She'll answer your questions about their small scale food production. Our group will also experience harvesting, washing, weighing and bagging fresh produce for distribution to the SB Organic Soup Kitchen and a local women's shelter.
Trinity Gardens was established March 2011 as an outreach program developed by Trinity Lutheran Church and the community. Features of the garden include 200 sq. ft. rented plots, communal growing rows for donation to programs that serve the needy, a food forest, and two field areas. One "multi-use" large field is currently being developed as a Three Sisters pumpkin patch (corn, beans, squash); the other features recently developed gopher-proofed, long lasagna-style "hugelkulture" raised bed mounds and a greenhouse, currently under construction. The garden hosts special events and classes, including "farm to table" seasonal cooking classes, garden education sessions, kids programs, plant sales, festivals and other special events. Visitors are welcome any Saturday., Sunday
, or Tuesday
, when garden manager Keith is on site, or by arrangement with garden chair Judy Sims
. Volunteer gardeners are welcome and needed!