As our followers have known, we have been in prayer and thought for where and how the Lord will lead us in 2019. Today I would like to announce we will be moving forward with two new gardens in 2019!
Our first garden will be located on the back property of the Community of Grace church, on N. Forest just north of Maple Road, across from the Amherst Bike Path. This area was selected because it not only is situated among many apartment complexes that do not have or frown upon, property vegetable gardens but is a high vehicle and pedestrian traffic area. In addition, over 25% of the nearby children who attend nearby elementary school participate in the assisted lunch program. We look forward to working with our church partners, Community of Grace and Restoration Church, for volunteers to work at this garden site.
Our second garden will be located in Niagara Falls on the property of the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission. Like our agreement with the Hope House, this garden will service the clients residing at the NGRM, providing fresh vegetables, flowers and herbs to use in their onsite kitchen and dining room. In time, we expect this garden will serve as a catalyst for other nearby community gardens, serving a urban community clearly in need.
We would like to thank all of our donors and foundations who have stepped up to support us with our financial needs. Yet, we are still in need of additional funds to close the gap.
If you haven’t already, please consider joining us with a financial donation, tax deductible and easily done online with our donation button shown, or you may send a check to our office at 7071 Transit Rd, E. Amherst, NY 14051, as we continue to use our gardens to, ‘Love one another as we have been loved”.