Ware Episcopal Church in Gloucester is preparing its gardens for the 2021 growing season. Parishioners have cleaned and freshened the church’s eight raised beds, planting broccoli, cabbage and onions. Carrots and radishes were also planted by students who attended the church’s ArtWalk on March 13.
The Ware Gardens benefit the Bread for Life food pantry. All of the food grown goes directly to those in need. In 2020, the Ware Gardens produced over 100 pounds of produce for the pantry.
The gardens are supported by parishioners and community volunteers who are led by church member Jane Smith.
Nell Jones came up with the idea for the Ware Gardens in 2018. Since then, a number of Eagle Scout projects have seen the gardens to develop to its current state.
This year, the church has plans to triple the size of its workable gardens. Rhiannon Kilduff, Ware parishioner and Life Scout in Scouts BSA Troop 1651, will be leading this expansion as part of her Eagle Scout project.
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