Have you seen the food garden lately?
Are you aware we have an active food garden?
Here are some pictures of what it looks like at the moment. If you were to take a walk around the garden it feels like a jungle of pumpkin, beans and tomato vines oozing out of their garden beds with a forest of rhubarb, kale and broccoli leaves.
The food garden was established in 2015 with the aim to engage and create community with the view to providing vegetables to the Mustard Seed Food Pantry.
Over the years this has taken on many forms. Presently Mark Phythian, Riyadh and Chris, a friend of the pantry, have been tending to the garden.
Chris has put an enormous amount of time and effort in over the past five years since he walked through the doors of the pantry. During the summer he comes up most mornings and evenings to water, plant and tend to the garden bringing with him his vast knowledge of organic natural gardening methods.
Recently, due to his efforts, along with Mark and Riyadh we have harvested potatoes, kale, tomatoes, beans and rhubarb that we have given away to customers at the pantry. We will soon harvest broccoli and pumpkins. All this adds to helping feed and provide healthy foods to the visitors of the pantry.