St. Barnabas Church in Norwich uses its Community Garden (located in front of the solar panels) to grow food for the Upper Valley Haven food shelf in White River Junction. On May 19th (Pentecost), we held an intergenerational work day to get the garden ready for the season. Parishioners and community neighbors showed up to help with necessary tasks, like pulling weeds, turning over the soil and adding compost. One of our folks even mowed around the garden so that we can put the mesh fence up again, once the plants are in! This year, we’re concentrating on plants that will have a high yield, and produce — like potatoes and winter squash — that will keep well, so the Haven will have fresh, local produce later into the Fall.
It’s always fun to get together. Our youngest work crew members were about 8 months old, and our eldest in their 80’s!