Looking Ahead to Spring
Chapel Hill maintains a community garden utilized by volunteers to grow food for our food pantry during the summer months. Volunteers gather produce several times a week and bring them to the pantry on a regular basis. If you would like help with the community garden or have questions, please contact Pat Catellier, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"In 2016, the community garden consisted of 10 regular plots, and 2 small raised beds. A total of 11 people signed up to plant a plot or raised bed. We had a great variety of people gardening this season; some were members of the church while others were not, some were experts, while others were first-time gardeners. It was really special to see all of these people’s talents come together."
"The PCHUM community garden usually pledges to donate about 1/3 of all the produce to the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry that operates out of Chapel Hill. All of the gardeners this year agreed to donate 1/3 of their produce, but we had such a bountiful season that I’m sure everyone donated a bit more than that. All together, the gardeners donated 515 pounds and 4 ounces of fresh produce over the course of the summer. That means that on average, each gardener donated about 47 pounds of food. I’m so proud that we were able to work together and share so much of our produce with the community. "