On February 15, 2014, we had a dedication and vine cutting to officially open the garden. It operates separately from the church but uses our land. Since its dedication, the garden has grown and flourished.
The garden is currently leasing plots and have the following sizes:
6′ x 24′ for $100/yr
In dedicating this garden to the Lord, we prayed this prayer over our land:
God of the Universe,
You made the heavens and the earth, so we do not call our home merely “planet earth.”
We call it your creation, a divine mystery, a gift from your most blessed hand.
The world itself is your miracle.
Bread and vegetables from earth are thus also from heaven.
Help us to see in our daily bread your presence.
Upon this garden may your stars rain down their blessed dust.
May you send rain and sunshine upon our garden and us.
Grant us the humility to touch the humus, that we might become more human, that we might mend our rift from your creation, that we might then know the sacredness of the gift of life, that we might truly experience life from your hand.
For you planted humanity in a garden and began our resurrection in a garden.
Our blessed memory and hope lie in a garden.
Thanks be to God, who made the world teeming with variety, of things on the earth, above the earth, and under the earth.
Thanks be to God for the many kinds of plants, trees, and fruits that we celebrate
For the centipedes, ants, and worms, for the mice, marmots, and bats, for the cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers, we rejoice that we find ourselves eclipsed by the magnitude of your generosity, creativity, and mystery.
Thanks be to God.