In early 2008 the Vestry of Holy Nativity agreed to radically alter the grounds around the church buildings by tearing out old juniper bushes and lawn and planting a Community Garden. Serving as an educational resource for local organic gardening practices, all food grown in the garden is harvested and delivered weekly to the Food Pantry LAX for distribution to needy members of the wider community.
The Community Garden has inspired additional projects to help provide fresh, organic food for our neighbors in need. The original Garden has expanded to include fruit trees and a Medicinal Herb Garden, and an additional section of the front lawn provides a beautiful spot for wildflowers that attract beneficial insects along with more growing space for veggies.
We have also started Harvest Westchester, an initiative to gather excess fruit from trees in our community and deliver it to the Food Pantry LAX.
We are very proud to have inspired the creation and installation of a large community garden project a couple of blocks away on Emerson Avenue on an unused corner of the Orville Wright Middle School property. This new garden will offer multiple uses of the land and provide a green and beautiful space for neighbors to enjoy.
More information about the Garden is being added regularly; so please check back often:
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