Madison Christian Community

MCC Food Pantry Garden Ministry

Food Pantry Garden Mission Statement:
The Mission of the MCC Garden Ministry is to connect our community with God’s creation.

The Vision is that members of the MCC and the wider community, especially children, will have the opportunity to:

•   Experience the grace of God in creation;
•   Grow and enjoy healthy food;
•   Learn about the interconnected web of life;
•   Practice the care of the earth and learn about responsible land use;
•   Share the gift of the land and its bounty with those in need, and
•   Build relationships across boundaries of generation, class, ethnicity,
    and social status as we nurture and are nurtured through organized
    and cooperative gardening on the MCC property and related activities.

What We Do
If you enjoy the feel of dirt on your hands, the warmth of the sun on your face and the joy of harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables for the Lussier Community Education Center, consider joining the MCC "Green Team." Time commitment is 4-5 hours per week from May-September. We work Monday and Thursday late afternoon. Team leaders will guide you on what to do. Jobs include watering, weeding and harvesting. As Martin Luther said " in a delightful garden, sowing, planting or digging are not hardship but are done with a zeal and a certain pleasure." For more information, contact Jean Einerson.

Garden scarecrows made by the Lussier gardeners

Food Pantry Garden

 Food Pantry Garden

First Sunday Food Pantry
The First Sunday of Every Month
Please remember to bring food for the pantry the first Sunday of each month. We suggest canned goods (fruit, vegetables, tuna, beef stew, fruit juice, etc.) peanut butter, jelly, cereal. Large grocery bags are needed. No pet food, please. We do not have facilities for fresh produce. If you prefer to donate money, make checks to the Lussier Community Education Center, designated for the pantry.

Food Pantry Garden 2015MCC Food Pantry
September 2017 Update

Click on the picture to the left to see
more pictures.

The Food Pantry Garden is having a phenomenal year! As of August 17, we have donated 3001 lb of produce to Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) and Lussier Community Education Center (LCEC). It took until the week of September 11 to reach 3000 lb in 2016. And we still have the “weighty” produce to harvest—potatoes, squash, watermelon, and pears. The garden provides 47 different products from asparagus to zucchini in addition to herbs and beautiful cutting flowers. Variety is the spice of life!2017

We have group gardening 9:00-11:00 Monday and Wednesday mornings, 2:30-5:00. Thursday afternoon and some Saturdays. We work, snack, and have garden parties and great fellowship. All are welcome to join us anytime.

Projects and Partnerships:
The mission of the MCC Garden Ministry is to connect our community with God’s creation. We have several on-going projects and partnerships. See page 7 of the September issue of the newsletter for more details. Click here.

Katherine Von Boro Luther Medicinal Herb Garden Update
Katie’s garden is laid out and planted. All plants are clearly labeled. You will recognize some common herbs like parsley, basil, sage, thyme, and lavender, and find some less familiar, like borage and pennyroyal. We will compile information on the historical medicinal use of each plant once the food and cutting gardens are planted. Brush your hand across one of the pots of pennyroyal for a refreshing breath of mint.

Land Use Umbrella Group (LUUG) — Spring Update
I hope you have had an opportunity to walk the MCC grounds lately. The gardens, woods and prairies are beautiful. Much happened during the month of May. Read about all that was accomplished on page 8 of the Summer 2017 newsletter: click here.

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