Kids' Harvest Garden
Thanks to a generous grant in 2014 from the Daviess County Community Foundation, a partner of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc., the Kids' Harvest Garden became a reality! The grant was used to build four raised bed gardens in the grassy area next to the church parking lot. For two years, the garden was planted by the children who participate in the Backpack Food for Kids program - it was a wonderful experience seeing the kids learn about growing vegetables.
Due to changes in the way the Backpack food is distributed, the garden was mostly fallow this summer - except for some corn and a few 'volunteer' tomato plants. Also, one raised bed was removed to make way for the repair of the embankment. Cover crops will be planted in the remaining beds this fall. A decision on the future of the garden beds is needed by this spring.
A big thank you to everyone who helped make this garden possible! Many hours of hard work went into constructing and filling the raised beds. Many thanks to the board and congregation of Central Christian Church for helping make this garden grow!
Also as part of the grant, we received funds to purchase a bench made of recycled plastic. The bench came from GreenTree Plastics of Evansville. It is made from plastic lids and caps that were collected by members of our congregation over the last couple of years. It takes 400 pounds of plastic caps to make a six-foot bench.