Good News Garden

Vegetable seedlings awaiting planting
Rich has transplanted these vegetables into bigger temporary pots.

On April 29, 2020, Bishop Hougland announced the Good News Gardens project, and so this May, Holy Trinity is planting a garden! We are joining a new program from Plainsong Farm. Produce from our garden will go to the local food banks we support.

The sides of all 8 raised beds for the Good News Garden at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Wyoming, Michigan, are being constructed.
Rich Dykstra, cutting and assembling the sides of the 8 Good News Garden raised beds in his garage.

Rich Dykstra, one of our members, is an experienced organic gardener and he is leading the project. He has researched how best to create beds and is constructing the sides of the beds in his garage.

Phase 1: Construction

On Wednesday, May 13, we assembled and filled the 8 raised beds, filling them with soil.

The Good News Garden at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Wyoming, Michigan, is starting to appear with this first raised bed.
First raised bed is installed
Construction of the raised bed vegetable Good News Garden at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Wyoming, Michigan
Rich, Jim and Lisa roll the soil to the raised vegetable bed frames, May 13, 2020.

Phase 2: Planting

Volunteers plant veggie seeds in the new Good News Garden at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Wyoming, Michigan
Debbie and Lorrie planting veggie seeds

We’ve planted seeds and young plants during the last half of May.

Watering the newly planted kale and Swiss chard plants in the Good News Garden at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Wyoming, Michigan
Rich watering young kale and Swiss chard

Phase 3: Watering & weeding.

Vegetable plants are growing fast in the Good News Garden at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Wyoming, Michigan
Our plants are starting to look delicious!

The Good News Garden was a huge success.  Pounds and pounds of wonderful vegetables were grown on our property and then used to nourish our fellow citizens as we journey through the Covid Crisis.

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