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Charity Garden Update
The Charity Community Garden supplies vegetables to seven local pantries in the Macomb County area.
Last year we raised enough money to add four trellis systems to the back garden, purchase a chipper for composting, a bee house and the building of our first raised bed.
The money we raised from this year’s bottle drive will go toward the lumber we need to build a pavilion. The pavilion will provide shade for the MSU Extension classes we hold in the garden.
Our garden has grown by leaps and bounds over the last few years. There are some items we are still in need of that will help us to continue our work with the local food pantries. We are continuing to maintain and water almost half an acre of the fenced in property.
If you are able to donate any of the below listed items, it would save us time and money. The items we are most in need of are as follows:
25 ft. soaker hoses
hummingbird feeders and nectar
bird feeders and bird seed
metal hand tools.
We can also use empty laundry detergent and fabric softener bottles which can be turned into watering cans.
Volunteers are always needed. It is a perfect opportunity for families to become involved. We are a teaching garden and a Master Gardener supported project. To continue on into the future, we need some younger people. We have Eagle Scout and Girl Scout projects available and would encourage any young people in need of volunteer hours to come join us. We also encourage our retirees to come out. We always have many jobs which can be done by our retirees.
The Charity Garden is located at 43785 N. Gratiot in Clinton Twp. Drive through the archway at Kingsborough Castle, and come all the way to the rear of the property (please drive slowly through the parking lot). Any questions can be directed to Vicki Jastrzebski, General Manager at 586-468-5181 or Debbie Goff-Liegghio at the St. Peter Ministry Office at 586-468-4578.
We thank you ahead of time for your help and/or assistance. We also send out a huge thank you to all the people who have made this garden so important to the food pantries it services.