The Garden Project
For Loudoun Hunger Relief
Loudoun Hunger Relief (LHR) has a need of fresh longer shelf life vegetables for those in need during this difficult time. Rene Dennis has a field and a vision to turn a field into a vegetable bed to help LHR. A casual conversation has led to a new Ministry at St James - the Garden Project. And we planted our first crops on April 22, 2020, Earth Day. Something new being born in this time of trial, with roots in the many prayers offered and service given to others from the community of St James.
The south facing field, located 3/4 mile from Costco in Leesburg measures about 50 x 200’, much smaller than a football field, but huge -huge - to a back yard gardener. Our goal is to produce, over the next several months, tons of cabbage, beans, beets, potatoes, carrots, cucumbers, peppers, radishes, and onions. They will be grown with love and sweat, but no chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
If you want to help, in planting, weeding, harvesting, transporting, or even donating any extra seed packets you might have, please contact Fred Williams or Wayne Newell. And we give thanks today for our tillers, Howard Moody and Jimmy and Glen Cooper, our initial planters Deb Cooper and Kathy and Bruce Bucklin, and of course to Rene for the field he worked to welcome us. We hope you will also embrace this new ministry and help us as we work to produce new life in a beautiful and gentle setting.