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Providence Gardens and The Giving Trees Orchard


Providence Gardens

Fall work days 2016 are every Thursday morning 9am-11am and 2nd Saturdays 9am-12noon weather permitting. 

Providence Gardens and The Giving Trees Orchard  at St. Christopher Episcopal church is a donation garden providing fresh organic produce to local food pantries and elementary schools in the League City area.


Construction began on the garden in the summer of 2008 and is a work in progress.  The overall design encompasses 1 acre.   In the fall of 2010 we planted a fruit tree orchard, which includes  different varieties of fruit including fig, citrus, peach, apple, pomegranate and plum.

 

It is an eco- friendly project in that we are encouraging organic gardening practices and reducing the amount of organic material (lawn clippings, coffee grounds, kitchen vegetable scraps) that ends up in landfills by maintaining a compost pile that will be used to fertilize the plants.  We currently employ a low volume drip irrigation system when needed to conserve water and have added a rainwater harvesting system to capture and store precipitation to be used for irrigating the garden, reducing the need to turn on city water.

 

The garden is funded through individual donations and corporate in kind donations as well as community development grants. Memorial gifting opportunities are also available including park benches, bed sponsorship, and tree plantings. The garden is open to all individuals and groups wishing to volunteer in this community outreach project. To date we have hosted area church youth groups, Girl and Boy Scout groups, environmental groups and individuals seeking community service hours.  This is truly a community outreach project that has surpassed its original scope. In addition to providing fresh produce to those in need, the garden has become an opportunity for education, and an example for Stewardship of our limited resources here on planet Earth. 

 

Please contact Ally Hardick at lmc@stchrischurch.org or the church office 

281-332-5553 to learn about volunteer and memorial gifting opportunities.   


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