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Please spread the word that Church Community Gardens is always looking for volunteers for their gardens. My husband and I have been working at the Goshen Garden on Monday nights and the people are so friendly. It is a great way to make new friends and although I admit to feeling sore sometimes afterwards, I don’t mind because the conversation and fellowship are so fulfilling:

Goshen Garden:
14723 CR 36, Goshen. Mondays @ 5:30pm. Coordinator: Jeremy Shue: jeremyshue@gmail.com. 574-536-2010

Bullard Garden: 22104 CR 14, Elkhart. Tuesdays @ 5:30pm. Coordinator: Kurt Bullard: Kurtbullard4444@gmail.com. 574-298-9059

CCS Garden: 902 Thomas St, Elkhart. Wed & Thurs @ 8:00am. Coordinator: Katie Jantzen: mailto:Kurtbullard4444@gmail.com. 574-295-3673 ext 122

Northwest Goshen:
538 S. Indiana Ave, Goshen. Wednesdays @ 5:30pm. Coordinator: Andrea Milne andreajillmilne@gmail.com.574-400-5858

Heart’s Desire Garden: 3030 Old US 20, Elkhart. Thursdays @ 5:30pm. Coordinator: Dave Hochstetler Dhhooch@aol.com. 574-349-4905

Church Community Services News

It’s fair week, and we’re pleased to report that the auction and tractor rides the Fair Board organized to benefit Seed to Feed brought in $1,620 dollars!  Thank you!

IMG_1514Julie Miers, Family Nutrition Program Assistant, was at the pantry on Tuesday to provide samples of simple recipes, and this week she spent much of her time educating interested clients about basic nutrition.  Here she is speaking to a group of women about healthy meal planning.


Here they are!  The first Seed to Feed tomatoes of the season!  These came from the Goshen garden on Monday.

The CCS garden also had a few tomatoes ripe, as well as lots of yellow squash, patty pan squash, eggplants, yellow beans, purple beans, collards, kale, chard, hot peppers, and sweet peppers!

Adding this to the zucchini and cucumbers from the River Oaks garden and the zucchini from the Heart’s Desire garden, we’ve really got a…

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