Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

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Interfaith Garden
Interfaith Garden - Down to the Home Stretch!

Interfaith Garden – Down to the Home Stretch!

Interfaith Garden is in the home stretch and Hancock volunteers have helped pave the way for the remarkable amount of produce raised for Lexington’s Food Pantry in this growing season. Several volunteer slots are still open on: Saturday, October 29 (8:30 to 10 am) Volunteering at Interfaith Garden is a perfect opportunity for families and friends who want to work together outside, while supporting our neighbors in need. To sign up or for more information, contact Laurel Cooley (cooley.laurel1@gmail.com).  
Tour Interfaith Garden, June 19th

Tour Interfaith Garden, June 19th

  Each Interfaith Garden growing season, Lexington’s Catholic Community of Sacred Heart and St. Brigid Parishes jointly work together with other faith communities to raise fresh produce for Lexington Food Pantry. During June 12-19, the Catholic Community will observe the first anniversary of Pope Francis’s letter on care for the environment and the poor and on building community resources to address these issues. To celebrate this anniversary, both parishes are inviting Lexington faith communities to join a special Interfaith Garden tour on Sunday, June 19, 1 pm. Plan to stop...
Interfaith Garden Report

Interfaith Garden Report

Hi all-I just wanted to share with you that I had the pleasure and privilege of delivering the first Interfaith Garden harvest of 2016 to the Food Pantry on Saturday. We had asparagus, rhubarb, mint and chives. As you can see, Carolyn Wortman (far right) and all the volunteers were thrilled to have their first delivery of fresh, locally grown produce from any farm or garden at the end of April! Her exact words were, “You won!” ~Janet Kern  
Interfaith Garden Report

Interfaith Garden Report

Saturday, April 23, 2016 Volunteers from First Baptist, Chinese Bible Church, and Hancock helped this morning…. Garden Report 2016_04_23-5
Interfaith Garden Update

Interfaith Garden Update

Journal Entry April 9, 2016 Protecting Our Bees  We had another wonderful day at the garden this morning, including two delightful helpers from Fiske School. We have started planting! We are getting two new hives of bees for the garden soon – thanks to the very generous donation from one our garden volunteers! We started the process of moving the bee hive location from behind the barn to just behind the peach tree, where Carla hopes the bees will do better. We also have good...
Interfaith Garden Gets Ready to Grow!

Interfaith Garden Gets Ready to Grow!

Volunteers came from the Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston, Hancock, and Grace Chapel. The weather was cool and drizzly. On Saturday, I only stopped by for a short while so don’t know all the tasks accomplished. I do know that with the forecast of snow in the offing, Carla wanted to get more manure spread. It’s better to have it under the snow, then over the snow! So more manure was spread… April 2 Entry  
Interfaith Garden Set to Grow!

Interfaith Garden Set to Grow!

Don’t Second Guess Carla! I have to admit, I had my doubts that we would actually be able to work at the Interfaith Garden this afternoon as scheduled.  On Saturday, in the face of the snow storm forecast of 5-6 inches to fall Sunday night into Monday mid-day, Carla says she expected we would be working on Tuesday, even though our next scheduled volunteer time would be less than 28 hrs after snow was expected to end dumping its inches. At 10:30 this morning I walked by and the garden was...
Interfaith Garden Opens March 19th

Interfaith Garden Opens March 19th

    Mark has already looked back at prior years and found that our first day this year fits the pattern of opening within a week of the first day of Spring…. March 19 Report      
Review of Interfaith Garden 2015

Review of Interfaith Garden 2015

Read the entire End of Year Report here: Garden Report 2015_11_01 (PDF) The Interfaith Garden officially closed its gate on Oct 27th for this year.  Over the season, the Garden delivered 1,666 pounds of fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs to the Lexington Food Pantry.  45 varieties of produce and herbs were harvested. Top crop?  Would you believe bok choy at 257 pounds?  With many Asian clients at the Pantry, this vegetable was happily welcomed.  The Garden’s success was the outcome of a true community effort with...