Main Street UMC, Kernersville, NC

Summer 2016 –  We are in need of a volunteer to come and plow our community garden as soon as possible.  We have people and plants ready to use the space but need to have it plowed before we can begin planting.  If you can help, please contact Susan TODAY at 336-993-3411

Summer 2014 – The Garden of Promise needs your help. It is getting to be that time of year when the church vegetable garden needs as much love and attention as it can get. Is your Sunday School class looking to do a service project? What about an ongoing mission project? The garden is a great way to spend time together while helping supply food for Bethany Cafe and those who are hungry in Kernersville. No experience required! We will help you! The garden needs help on weekday nights and Saturday mornings. Let us know what time works best for you and we will meet you there! Come as an individual or a group; come once or come regularly. All help and ages are welcome. Please contact Whitney Kuebert (whitney@kuebert.net or 643-7032) if you have questions or want to help!

The Garden provides food for Bethany Cafe, food pantries in the community such as Crisis Control and St. Paul’s UMC pantry in East Winston, and to church members.  Garden work times begin on Wed at 6pm and Sat at 8am.  Come, join us.  All tools are provided, and there is a team of trained leader who can guide anyone through the processes, so no gardening experience is necessary.  Small groups and Sunday School classes are encouraged to participate.  Please contact Whitney Kuebert at whitney@kuebert.net if you are interested in that.  If you are interested in helping the Garden in other ways, cash donations can be made, or they are accepting wheat straw, irrigation equipment, seeds and plants for fall, hoes, and a pitch fork. We need your help in this very fulfilling ministry!

Our Story

WHY?
Our community garden came about out of the desire of church members to be good stewards of church property, grow food for people in need economically and nutritionally, and to nurture our spirits through gardening. The garden is an outreach ministry of our church.

HOW?
We use a communal practice to select, plant, maintain, and harvest the crops we grow. The garden is open to anyone who would like to participate. Volunteers meet on a regular basis to care for the garden. Planning meetings are held on the fourth Sunday of the month in the garden at 6:00 p.m. We strive to use organic practices in the garden. Some of the cultural practices that we use are mulching our crops to suppress weed growth and to retain soil moisture, and scouting for insects rather than spraying with inorganic chemicals.

WHEN?
Regular Workdays:
Saturday morning 8-10 AM
Tuesday morning 7-9 AM
Wednesday evening 6-8 PM
Orientation to the Garden is held at 8am every Saturday morning.

WHAT?
We have harvested over 4500 pounds of produce since 2009. Food has been shared with people in need through local agencies, shared with church members, canned for use at ‘Wednesday Night Live’ our mid week meal, and pickles made to be sold at our United Methodist Women’s Fall Festival.

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