Hancock United Church of Christ, Congregational

1912 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington MA 02421

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Interfaith Garden 2014 end of season report

Interfaith Garden 2014 end of season report

The last harvest on Nov 1, brought our season total to a high of 2,015 pounds. Over a ton of fresh, nutritious produce was grown and donated to the Lexington Food Pantry this past season.  Hancock is a key supporter of the Interfaith Garden. Carolyn Wortman, head of the Pantry, wrote, “On behalf of clients and volunteers alike at the Food Pantry, I would like to thank Carla (head farmer) and all the seeders, weeders and harvesters for a spectacular season of growing. Your efforts...
Wine Raffle

Wine Raffle

The Wine Raffle to benefit Sustainable Harvest International will run between Oct 5-Nov 8th. Four winners will receive 6 bottles each!  Purchase one ticket for $10 or three for $25! Tickets are available at coffee hour and at other fall church events. The retail value of each case is about $120. All wineries use sustainable agriculture practices, minimizing, or eliminating, all pesticides, insecticides, and synthetic fertilizers: Elk Cove Estate Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, Oregon) Roagna Colcetto d’Alba (Piedmont, Italy) St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley,...
Sustainable Harvest Spring Newsletter

Sustainable Harvest Spring Newsletter

Sustainable Harvest International featured Hancock Church in their last newsletter. They interviewed Charlotte Dougherty and highlighted our relationship with Piedras Negras, Honduras! For Hancock United Church of Christ, their relationship with the SHI community of Piedras Negras in Honduras has been eye-opening and rewarding. Hancock Church has traveled to Central America five times to share in SHI’s work together… To read the entire article CLICK HERE.
Over 1,000 lbs Harvested by the Interfaith Garden

Over 1,000 lbs Harvested by the Interfaith Garden

The Interfaith Garden does it again, harvesting 140 lbs of lettuce, spinach, parsley, beets, leeks, blueberries, carrots, kale, green beans, zucchini, tomatoes, winter squash, eggplant, basil, onions, chard, and cucumbers. The total harvest their first year was 995 lbs, and the total their second season was 854 lbs! That’s a lot of wonderful fresh produce for the Lexington Food Pantry. The Interfaith Garden is also a learning experience. WIth every new crop, interfaith gardeners have to learn a new technique for washing, picking, or preventing...