Going Green: Enjoying The Beauty Of A Church Garden

Published 03/06 2014 01:10PM

Updated 03/06 2014 10:47PM

Along with March comes the beginning of spring gardens. Like last year, those at Highland Church Of Christ in Abilene will be working hard outside in their garden.

“It’s been very successful,” says Almanza.

The food goes directly to the food pantry. Potatoes, cilantro, and carrots have already been planted. Tomatoes are the most popular. In 2013 the vines grew over six feet tall. Tomatoes can’t handle the cold so they’ll have two wait until the weather warms up to plant them. June and July is harvest time.

“We learned a lesson not to cheat a little bit like we did last year,” says Cheatham.

Joe Almanza and Joe Cheatham help lead the effort. Cheatham loves working in the garden and loves sharing his knowledge about gardening with others.

“Overall goal would be to feed people and get to know the neighbors, says Almanza.

Which is just one more way to go green and one more way to come together.

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